As mentioned, due to the COVID-19 crisis there were some unprecedented challenges and delays during this grant cycle.
“The COVID-19 outbreak and consequent national restrictions have resulted in a delay in workshops that were planned for March. These restrictions have also affected the schedule for the next quarter. In order to mitigate this challenge, online workshops are being planned and proposed to potential partner organizations.” – Project Raise Team
With Project Raise workshops and trainings on hold for the last few months, ECF requested to repurpose some of the remaining grant funds from GoPhil to help cover staff salaries during the crisis, and we were quick to approve their request. This has been essential in retaining core staff members and ensuring the continuation and sustainability of Project Raise — we thank the ECF donors for their flexibility and solidarity!