Social, ecological, and economic shocks disrupt the development trajectory of countries, interrupt the provision of crucial services and affect marginalised groups particularly severely. Strengthening the resilience to such shocks is therefore key for reducing human suffering and ensuring sustainable developments that leave no one behind. It is also a key step to achieving the 2030 Agenda.
Enhancing resilience of communities and societies requires decisive action that takes the conditions of local contexts into account. Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) are able to quickly identify context-sensitive, practical and inclusive solutions. This second funding line of the Recover Better Support Fund therefore strengthens efforts from CSOs whose activities directly contribute to building social cohesion and socio-economic resilience in their communities. The main goal is to support these organisations in scaling up their already tested activities in the areas of education, health, livelihoods and MSMEs, and social and political participation, to reach additional regions and/or groups.
CSOs with proven implementation experience and understanding of carrying out activities in the COVID-19 environment could apply for this funding line. Scaling up activities must be carried out in at least one of the following four categories:
- Education: Maintaining and expanding educational opportunities in times of crisis (e.g. by promoting digital formats such as distance learning), especially for children (mainly girls), youth, persons with disabilities, or those otherwise excluded from education.
- Health: Scaling up existing and preventive measures against the pandemic and other health risks such as domestic/gender-based violence (e.g. through awareness campaigns and virtual workshops), especially for women, girls, indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, and persons living below and just above the poverty line.
- Securing livelihoods and promoting MSMEs: Creating work opportunities or expanding existing business networks, building economic resilience and agency (e.g. through training/workshops/information campaigns on issues such as micro-entrepreneurship and vocational skills), especially for women, persons with disabilities, indigenous populations, migrant workers, and persons living below and just above the poverty line.
- Social and political participation: Promoting civil society participation, particularly activities promoting the participation of marginalised groups in local decision-making processes, adapted to local needs in the current COVID-19 context. For example, digital dialogues and consultation mechanisms to collectively discuss possible responses to the crisis.
- 1,800,000 receive information on COVID-19 via digital media and radio campaigns
- 250,000 person with access to health products, services, and education
- 60,096 women and girls are educated on menstrual hygiene and have access to sanitary napkins
- 7,100 people receive training regarding COVID-19 and its prevention
- 2,400 people eat healthier
- 1,863 people take part in community awareness raising on rights to equal healthcare access
- 110 people attend workshops on menstrual health
- 100 women become Community Health Entrepreneurs
- 813 children gain access to school and home-based inclusive virtual education
- 582 people receive training on nutrition education and food resilience
- 700 people receive training on gender discrimination and gender-based violence
- 1,080 people have access to and are using inclusive digital learning resources and services
- 94 youth have access to technical or higher education training
- 100 people receive training on micro business
- 651 people completing their work readiness and ICT courses
- 250 people receive training on different market-oriented trades and linked with job providers
- 722 participants at awareness sessions at girls’ academic institutions
Securing livelihoods and promoting MSMEs
- 1,582 persons increase their income
- 618 people are successfully placed in jobs
- 110 small and micro enterprises are set up
- 25 agri-supply-chains are set up
Social and political participation
- 43,166 people receive access to social security services
- 242 participants at town hall meetings