The objective of the “PAFF Local Partnerships” Program is initiation and development of cooperation among participants of various PAFF programs in establishing partnerships that will implement projects important for their local communities. They act using local community animation method for building the common good.
In the difficult time of the epidemic, partnership cooperation and joint actions are especially important. Therefore, strong social organizations, active residents and local leaders play the significant role in supporting local communities. Multi-sector partnership activities have the potential to design valuable initiatives, while the civic activation method developed within the “PAFF Local Partnerships” Program can be useful also under the present conditions.
In the 7th round of the program we are offering the opportunity to focus partnership activities for the common good on projects related to counteracting the effects of the COVID-19 epidemic in the local community.
The offer is addressed to:
New partnerships that will apply to the program’s main path and to the pilot one – we will ensure them substantive support in diagnosing community needs by providing them with online tools. The total amount of money allocated for partnership projects is PLN 680,000.
Common Good Lab participants – Program Alumni, including:
- Partnerships participating in the 6th round of the program; the total amount of money allocated for strengthening the projects is PLN 100,000.
- Common Good Lab Activists who will be able to use the funds from Development Fund for activities supporting the partnerships that were established over 1st – 5th rounds to help them counteract effects of the epidemic in their communes. The total amount of money allocated for the Development Fund is PLN 100,000. Additionally, the platform for sharing experience and ways of dealing with current challenges in local communities will be established.
To date, under six rounds of the program, 45 PAFF Local Partnerships covering 97 rural communes and municipalities and involving over 630 partners have been established. The social capital built due to their activities is a valuable asset that is worth expanding.
For information contact: Emilia Dmochowska and Stanisław Głąbski of the Academy for the Development of Philanthropy in Poland.