THE Civil Society Fund has disbursed a sh10b grant to 82
community-based organisations across the country to fight
The director of the United States agency, USAID in Uganda, David
Eckerson, recently awarded the organisations the grant
certificates during a workshop at Imperial Royale Hotel in
He said the organisations were competitively selected out of the
1,200 that had applied for the grant.
"Use the money you have received as you indicated in your
proposals to better the lives of local communities in Uganda and
help make HIV/AIDS history," Eckerson told the grantees.
He said the US government in conjunction with the Irish, British
and Danish development agencies had secured sh96.9b for the civil
The funding will run up to June 2010 and will also target
services to orphans and other vulnerable children. It will also
support church-founded organisations.
The head of the fund, Joel Okullu, urged the grant recipients to
make a difference in the areas where they operated.