Friday, October 16, 2009

HWB involved in media for UN victim empowerment programme

On Friday HWB handled media relations for the handover of contracts for 12 NGOs, recipients of grants from the UN Office on Drugs and Crime through a programme run by the European Union.

Victims of crime, trauma, and violence - and those who work to assist them - will receive a boost with the handover of grants totalling R4.77 million from the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and the South African Department of Social Development today.

The grants, being made to Western Cape-based civil society organisations (CSOs) fall under a European Union (EU) funded project “Support the Government of South Africa’s Victims Empowerment Programme”.

Following the initial call for proposal, the first round of grants resulted in 66 approved applications – funding to the tune of R25 million. In the Western Cape specifically, 12 grants are being issued totalling R4.77 million. In line with supporting both established and emerging CSO’s, R2.03 million has been allocated towards well-established CSO’s in the Western Cape, while the remaining R2.74 million will go towards supporting less-established CSO’s.

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Posted by HWB Communications, Cape Town's premier PR agency specialising in crisis communications & media relations in South Africa. UNODC was a client of HWB