The Civil Society Facility (CSF) for South Sudan is a multi-donor fund established to strengthen the capacity of civil society organisations to bring about positive changes in the lives and well-being of communities and groups. It is funded by the Embassies of Norway, Sweden and The Netherlands, with the latter acting as lead donor. The CSF has a long-term outlook of 20 years based on five-year cycles. During a 12-month Inception Phase (April 2016 – March 2017), the donors and the Fund Manager created a programme that is flexible and scalable in its aim to support local civil society organisations in South Sudan. The first phase of the first 5 year cycle covered the period April 2016 to December 2018 during which, CSF project implementation was overseen by a Fund Management Consortium led by ECORYS Netherlands B.V. The second phase of the first 5 year cycle will run from January 2019 to December 2020 under a new Fund Manager, Mott Macdonald.
THE KEY STRATEGIES OF CSF
S1 Granting – to finance capacity building plans of local CSOs
S2 Support to capacity development
S3 The strengthening of capacity development provision
S4 Research & Learning
S5 Direct action of the fund