LUKMEF-CFLI Small Grants to 12 CSOs

LUKMEF in partnership with the Canadian Government through the Canadian Fund for Local initiative project awarded grants to 12 local CSOs in Cameroon with the maximum award being 700,000FCFA while the minimum being 600,000FCFA. This was in a bit to strengthen the institutional and operational capacity needs of these organizations to enhance improved governance and quality service delivery.
This event which took place in Buea on Thursday, November 3rd 2022 was graced by the 12 funded organizations which included CAVP, CCID, COMAGEND, FAWOI, HUMANITY FIRST, MACAFOBI, MININA, POSITIVE VISION, ROYALTY ASSOCIATION, SIRDEP, VOW, and YEARN, together with the representative of the Canadian embassy and the
LUKMEF team. This event created a platform for organizations to share the challenges they faced while developing their project proposal.

LUKMEF’S CEO Tanyi Christian appreciated the organizations for their presence and remarked that their being there to collect the grant awarded to them was not an achievement but rather a step towards greatness. However, he expressed his dissatisfaction over the fact that most organizations did not respect the guidelines on the call for proposal. In line with this, he schooled participants on how a project proposal is expected to be written.
The CEO also reminded participants of the importance of justifications and this was to prepare their minds on what is expected during auditing. He equally encouraged them to always take note of emerging issues during project implementation which can give birth to other projects.
On the part of the representative of the Canadian Government Mr Joseph, he appreciated LUKMEF for striving to ensure that the capacities of other local CSOs are strengthened. He went further to say that, the partnership between LUKMEF and the Canadian Embassy is very much valued and encouraged LUKMEF to continue their quest in serving humanity.
To the funded Organizations, he remarked that they should make the most out of the grant awarded to them for this was a rear opportunity. The event ended with the handing of awards to the CSOs who had received funding.
Beneficiary organizations expressed immersed gratitude to LUKMEF and the Canadian government for the grants they received. They stated that they will ensure their best in quality service delivery and do everything within their power to make sure they get the expected results. They added that their organizations will not forget the kind gesture given to them as it is a step towards more awards to come in future.

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