CSF offers separate funding windows to CSOs. The objective and focus of the granting is direct funding of South Sudanese CSOs. Grants may however also be given to encourage and incentivise other actors such as INGOs to strengthen and go further in their capacity development of local CSOs.
The CSF will have an adaptive and flexible approach to opening funding Windows. As the programme develops calls for proposal will be launched in consultation with CSOs and other stakeholders. In principle, the granting envisages the possibility of progressive funding for CSOs through the fund i.e. that organisations can be funded with small amounts, but as they grow in capacity they can apply for larger grants.