Resources for Community Resilience
June 26, 2020
July 28, 2020
First Disbursement Date
September 25, 2020
June 28, 2024
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 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.
The project received US$7.2 million to establish and operationalize the facility and as of September 2022 has disbursed US$2.55 million.
R4CR focuses on:
Responding to Community needs:
Financing will be provided to local civil society organizations (CSOs) to implement community-oriented projects to 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:
Periodic training of CSO staff in skills such as quality of reporting, project proposal writing, and project management.
includes running the daily operation of the subprojects, administrative tasks, fiduciary and safeguards oversight, coordination, monitoring, and project evaluation.
About 2,000 people have benefitted from the project (end-of-project target is 10,000) representing organizations such as the Environmental Protection in the Caribbean (EPIC) that assists with community trash collection, to Be the Change Foundation that provides the canvass and tools for local artists to beautify less-visited areas of Sint Maarten.
|Number of subprojects proposals that are approved for funding||37||100|
|Number of subprojects approved that are fully implemented and are functional||12|
|Number of people (cumulative) being served by subprojects supported by the project||1,970|
|Percentage of people in project areas that express satisfaction with grantee subprojects||100||100|
|Number of CSO grantees supported by the project||45||80|