Finding funds, sharing success
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CTA. 1998. Finding funds, sharing success. Spore 74. CTA, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
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Who do you turn to when you have a promising project and are looking for an appropriate funder? Both ENDS (Environment and Development Service) may be what you need. They act as 'brokers' for projects - in this role they also aid funders who are...
Who do you turn to when you have a promising project and are looking for an appropriate funder? Both ENDS (Environment and Development Service) may be what you need. They act as 'brokers' for projects - in this role they also aid funders who are looking for special projects to invest in. Independent and professional, with growing support from government, NGOs and international bodies, Both ENDS is not itself a funder, although this is a role it may develop in the future, possibly with a small grants initiative, but its present priorities are to provide information on where to find funds, and ? increasingly ? where to locate projects with similar experiences in, for example, agriculture, water management, community organisation and natural resource management. In the last ten years, Both ENDS has helped almost ten thousand development initiatives get started, in its role as a 'support centre' for environment and development organisations in the 'South'. Since its inception in 1986, Both ENDS has primarily played a facilitating and responsive role, in addition to its part in the capacity building of the global environmental movement. Each year, working contacts are made with more than one thousand organisations in ACP States and elsewhere, and 250 funders and donor agencies. Both ENDS provides a customised information service, including help in developing and submitting funding proposals, advice on fund-raising and entering partnerships, assistance in locating information and in making contact with decision-makers, and support in capacity building and institutional development. Another important task is to make successful projects known to a wider audience worldwide, through publications, workshops and seminars. Organisations working in similar fields and conditions can thus benefit from the successes of others. Under its policy plan for 1988 to 2000, Both ENDS will focus on five areas: sustainable land use, energy, urban sustainability, sustainable production and use of raw materials. It will continue its service which provides information on funds and expertise, and will develop a global 'Encylopaedia of Sustainability', with detailed descriptions of where initiatives have succeeded, the conditions of success, and the risks of failure. The 'Encylopaedia' will be published in print form and on the World Wide Web, to become, Both ENDS say, 'not a shelf full of inaccessible, dusty books, but a dynamic, interactive collection of lessons learnt at the field front-line of sustainable development, lessons worthy of replication elsewhere, lessons to inspire.' Both ENDS Damrak 28-30 1012 LJ Amsterdam The Netherlands Fax: +31 20 6208049 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: http://antenna.nl/bothends http://www.agricta.org/Spore/spore74