South Sudan Recovery Fund Round Two: Small Grants Mechanism

Contributing towards a stronger economy

The SSSRF Small Grants Mechanism (Round II) supports post-conflict recovery by improving rural and social economic opportunities to ensure the benefits or peace are visible and tangible to conflict affected communities Activities focus on enhancing, rural livelihoods, income generation, integrating vulnerable groups and developing rural infrastructure.   Priorities are determined by the SSRF Steering Committee and the Government of South Sudan (GoSS). 

The two key outcomes of the Small Grants Mechanism project are:

1.Enhanced capacity of 210 staff and 70 key personnel working with national Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and Community-Based Organizations (CBOs) through trainings in project proposal writing, financial management, and monitoring and evaluation.

2.Disbursement of grants to 70 NGO and CBOs and proper management of funds.



BRAC disbursed grants to 69 NGOs and CBOs, of which 48 completed the grant process. Additional funding was allotted to 23 high-performing NGOs and CBOs in 2011 to complete the remaining activities in the states.

More than 260 staff members from nearly 100 NGOs and CBOs were trained in financial management, project management, monitoring and evaluation and reporting.

Agriculture :

Key results included:

  • 892 households received agricultural tools and inputs such as seeds, livestock and fishing tools.
  • More than 7,172 hectares of land were cultivated throughout the ten states.
  • Provided agriculture training and supplies to 61 groups including 42 women groups as well as training to a total of 4,980 individuals and farmers.
  • Ten farming groups, 42 women’s groups and 13 fishery groups and other 1,808 beneficiaries participated in training courses and received  seeds, tools and other material.
  • Provided 71 metric tons of cereal seeds to 7,800 households in four states.
  • 3,172 farmers trained in modern farming techniques, 33,275 livestock vaccinated and 5 animal health centres built.
  • More than 1,100 students engaged in vocational training in a variety of trades through seven vocational training centres.
  • 443 groups supported through microfinance and business development programmes.
  • 1,548 beneficiaries (843 women) trained in small business development, business management and planning, bookkeeping and budgeting, and entrepreneurial skills; 688 additional beneficiaries trained and given cash to start up small businesses in five states.


  • 50 beneficiaries from NGOs and CBOs participated in capacity building training programmes
  • 24 schools were constructed and completed in Central Equatoria, Eastern Equatoria, Lakes and Western Bahr el Ghazal states. In addition, three adult learning centres were constructed to in Northern Bahr el Ghazal, Unity  and Warrap states.


  • 26 water points were constructed, including 16 boreholes, five renovated hand pumps three water pumps installed and two renovated boreholes, benefitting approximately 5,460 household in Lakes, Northern Bahr el Ghazal and Warrap states.
  • 12 latrines were constructed or repaired, providing hygiene and sanitation benefits to approximately 1,960 households.

Project Overview
Project name
South Sudan Recovery Fund Round Two: Small Grants Mechanism
Project start date
1 October 2009
Estimated end date
30 September 2012
Geographic coverage
UNDAF outcome
Outcome 4: Violence is reduced and community security improved
Focal person
Amanuel Gebremedhin
Team Leader
Conflict Prevention and Recovery Unit
BRAC South Sudan (Grants Coordinator)
South Sudan Reconstruction Fund (SSRF)
South Sudan Recovery Fund (SSRF)