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How to access unrestricted funding

Stopping As Success (a consortium consisting of Peace Direct, CDA Collaborative Learning Projects, and Search for Common Ground, with support and funding from USAID) is a collaborative learning project that aims to study the dynamics at play when ending a development programme, and to provide guidelines on how to ensure locally led development. In doing this, Stopping As Success looks beyond the technical aspects of an exit strategy to identify examples that demonstrate a transition toward locally led development.

There are relatively few free, widely available resources about how to access unrestricted funding. Most online sources seem to talk about “what” the funding landscape is and “why” foundations and other funders need to provide unrestricted funding, but there are little specifics on “how”, especially for those in a grantee position. This report seeks to fill that gap and provide tangible and specific ways to access unrestricted funding, especially for civil society organizations, local or national nongovernmental organizations, or international non-governmental organizations (INGOs).

Published by: Stopping As Success

Published: January 2020

Download: ‘How to access unrestricted funding

This paper along with more resources are also available in the Stopping As Success Resource Library. More Stopping As Success resources are also available on the GFCF website, including Practical guidelines for financial sustainability and Financial sustainability in responsible transitions.

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The whole concept of bringing power to the people is an awesome one. Continue to transform lives.