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Closure report ANAM WASH small grants for CSOs

Published on: 08/06/2022

Looking back at the Conrad N. Hilton funded small grants for civil society organisations (CSOs) in Ghana.

Small grant winners and local dignitaries in Asutifi North District, Ghana

In 2021, IRC Ghana in collaboration with the Asutifi North District Assembly/partners with the support of the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation instituted the Asutifi North Ahonedie Mpuntuo (ANAM) Small Grant Opportunity for CSOs in Asutifi North District.

This in order to get local civil society involved in the WASH master plan of the district as the role of CSOs is essential in improving WASH service delivery and sustaining water resources. The Small Grant Opportunity, therefore, aimed to support selected organisations with resources to develop advocacy initiatives in the following areas:

  • Sustaining behaviour change in hand hygiene beyond COVID-19
  • Improving access to WASH services for vulnerable and excluded populations including people with disabilities
  • Reduce inequalities in allocation of resources for WASH services
  • Improved Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) services and sustainable Water Resources Management (WRM)
  • Improving gender equity and social inclusion in WASH.

The activities and achievements of the five winners are listed in the closure report (see resources below) as well as recommendations from CSOs to benefit more from grant opportunities like these in the future.

Resources