CSSP’s overall purpose is to deliver sustainable social and economic benefits to the people of Samoa through strengthened CSOs. It seeks to achieve measurable social and economic benefits from well managed projects, where CSOs play a more active role in national and community affairs. To facilitate support to CSOs, CSSP provides a single point of contact and a common set of application forms and reporting requirements. It also provides for CSO capacity building in project and organisational management and in proposal writing. Technical assistance is provided grantees to improve the implementation of their projects and to help make their impact more lasting and sustainable. CSSP also supports opportunities for information exchange among community organisations on their projects and best practices.
“To improve the quality of life for people in Samoa through effective and sustainable civil society organizations”
Objective 1: Provide an efficient and accountable funding mechanism that enables civil society organizations to implement effective and innovative development initiatives in response to the priority need of vulnerable communities and groups of people.
Objective 2: Serve as a responsive resource for civil society development in Samoa by building SUNGO and CSO capacity, strengthening partnerships, promoting alliances, providing information and conducting research.
Governance and Management:
CSSP II is governed and managed by the Government of Samoa through the Ministry of Finance and a representational Program Steering Committee (SC). Program implementation is implemented by the Program Management Unit (PMU).
- Development partners (Australian Government through AusAID, World Bank, United Nations Development Programme – UNDP and European Union)
- Samoan Government through the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Women, Community and Social Development
- Civil Society representatives and the Samoan Umbrella for Non Governmental Organisations.