Tilitonse is a grant making facility jointly funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID), Royal Norwegian Embassy, and Irish Aid. In line with the Government of Malawi’s Policy Frameworks, especially the Malawi Growth and Development Strategy, Tilitonse will support civil society to play a role in promoting democratic governance. The overall goal of the fund is to support governance in Malawi that is increasingly inclusive, accountable and responsive to citizens.

Tilitonse was designed with the underlying principle that increased levels of citizen voice, action, and interaction with government, private sector and others, can create increased responsiveness in duty bearers and power holders in and outside government and lead to greater social inclusion, increased accountability and improved delivery of basic services.

Tilitonse aims to deliver the following four outputs:

  •  Capacity of CSOs to enable citizens, particularly poor and excluded groups, to claim their rights increased.
  • Access to information on rights, entitlements and responsibilities increased particularly for poor and excluded citizens.
  • Monitoring by Malawian organizations of policy and budget commitments, service delivery and public resource management strengthened.
  • The engagement of Malawian organizations in influencing policies, strategies and resource allocations at local and national levels improved.

Tilitonse has since its inception provided support to a wide range of non-state actors in Malawi through several funding streams, including the ‘Open Call’, the ‘Thematic Call’ and the ‘Accelerated grant ’ windows. In the process, Tilitonse has also been learning from implementation and realized that whereas there has always been a good response to these initiatives from a wide range of organisations in Malawi, a significant number of community-based organisations (CBOs) have often failed to qualify.  This is because they have often not met the application requirements. Tilitonse recognizes the high potential for delivering on its outcomes and impacts through these CBOs. Among other features, it should be recognized that CBOs are mostly membership-based (hence they experience the problems themselves), demonstrate a high volunteering spirit, and deliver results within their well rooted constituency bases; and hence potentially very effective agents of citizen voice and accountability.

Therefore, Tilitonse is inviting interested and qualified community-based social movements, youth clubs, farmers associations, cooperative associations, faith-based organisations, private-sector associations, media organisations and traders associations, to submit concept notes for projects that contribute to achievement of at least one of Tilitonse’s stated outputs above, especially the third and fourth outputs. Deadline for receipt of concept notes is 27th March 2014

Click on the links below to download the:

1.  Application Documents

2. Presentations

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