Social and community development

Guidelines for Effective Funding in Social and Community Development

● The complexity of challenges within the social development sector requires collaboration between
experienced development partners, to ensure a combination of sound development principles, skills
and innovation.
● Invest in establishing service hubs for community-based organisations. Bringing complementary
services together makes them more accessible to community members and facilitates more
comprehensive responses, which can deepen the impact in a particular locality.
● Where possible, build the capacity of the people within the organisations that you support.
● Make a concerted effort to understand women’s concerns and include them in decision-making
forums when supporting community development. Women’s voices, and the development of
leadership capacity among women, are crucial for effective and long-term development.
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