Local CSOs Institutional Support Program (TOGETHER)

Priority area

Democracy and Governance / Civil Society


Civil Society Development Center


24 months
2017 – 2019

EU contribution (Euro)


Brief description of the project and main objectives

The program was developed and implemented as a sub-grant program within the scope of the “Strategic Capacity Building for Local CSOs” Project carried out by CSDC, again with EU funding.


Adana, Antalya, Samsun, Ankara, Denizli, Kırklareli, İstanbul, İzmir, Mersin, Çanakkale, Diyarbakır, Bursa, Tekirdağ, Trabzon, Giresun, Kars

Achievements / expected outputs

In the TOGETHER Support Program, local CSOs receive institutional grant support up to 30.000 Euro and national CSOs receive up to 36.500 Euro. They also benefited from a corporate mentoring program that served their corporate development for two years.
Based on CSDC's 15-year capacity building experience, the Program has been designed with flexibility to respond to different needs of organizations. In this respect, the Program differs significantly from common grant programs. CSOs have benefited from the grant opportunity under the TOGETHER Support Program, regardless of a specific project activity. Therefore, the Program has provided a fund that they can use for institutional fixed expenses, which is an important problem for local CSOs for many years.
On the other hand, TOGETHER attracts attention not only as a grant program but also as a support program that provides guidance to CSOs.