The Capacity Building programme will provide the selected organisations in Greece and the Republic of Cyprus with a wide range of opportunities for organisational and professional development. The CB programme will be coordinated by Social Dynamo, the NGO Hub of the Bodossaki Foundation, in collaboration with the NGO Support Centre. The purpose of capacity building for organizations is to increase their effectiveness and social impact, achieve their objectives, and enhance their sustainability over time.

The Capacity Building Programme will start with the support of Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), that are interested in applying for a grant under this programme, and it will include project design assistance through ‘how to apply’ workshops, as well as a training session on developing child protection policies. More information is available below:

The programme will continue with the design and provision of training workshops focused on organisational development, along with thematic training seminars on EU laws relating to the prevention and response to sexual and gender-based violence, as well as child protection and related policies for the selected organizations. In addition, a wide range of professional support services will be offered, including team mentoring, executive coaching, advisory services on legal and tax matters and targeted networking activities.

Capacity building activities are divided into optional and mandatory. The following activities are mandatory for funded CSOs:

  • Completion of the Capacity Mapping (
  • Participation in at least three of the training workshops offered as part of the 40-hour programme on organizational development.
  • Participation in the thematic training seminars, totaling 12 hours, on the EU legislative framework.

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