The Resources for Community Resilience Project was set up to improve the capacity of Sint Maarten’s Civil Society Organizations and support reconstruction and resilience at the community level.
Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) will directly receive training, skills transfers, and financing to be provided by the project, benefiting an estimated 10,000 individuals in Sint Maarten with approximately 100 community subprojects. The subprojects are expected to lead to physical, emotional and interpersonal benefits for the beneficiary community members. Additionally, capacity development provided to CSOs under the project is included to positively impact the way that Sint Maarten’s CSOs respond to future reconstruction and resilience needs.
Responding to Community needs:
financing will support community-oriented projects delivered by CSOs that improve community resilience. This could include improvements in public spaces, support to day care services, elderly homes, rehabilitation of playgrounds, and sports facilities as well as activities like cleaning initiatives, recycling projects, and providing basic needs for communities during the COVID-19 crisis.
CSO Capacity building:
for example periodic training of CSO staff in skills such as quality of reporting or project proposal writing.
includes running the daily operation of the subprojects, administrative tasks, fiduciary and safeguards oversight, coordination, monitoring, and project evaluation.