The Institute of Social Development (ISD) is a Non-governmental organization working with aim of strengthening democratic governance for human rights in Sri Lanka. ISD is implementing a project on “Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) and Community Collectives for Democratic Governance – (CCCDG)” in Sri Lanka with funding of United State Agency of International Development (USAID). The key aim of the project is to improve the democratic governance activities in selected CSOs located in estate and rural villages in 7 districts of Central, Uva and Sabagamuwa Provinces.  The overall objective of the project is to empower Civil Society Organizations with adequate resources, capacity, and opportunity in the selected districts with the view to expanding the civil society space by promoting citizen –CSOs and government engagement for reforms on key areas.

Notice Of Funding Opportunity (NOFO)

We are looking for partners/grantees for the districts of Monaragala, Badulla, Kandy, Matale and Kegalle who can develop and carry out activities that will 1) support civil society organizations’ work on expand civil society space by promoting citizen and government engagement, 2) Support civil society capacity building and networking space for collective actions at national and regional level, 3) Increase civil society support for more inclusive, sustainable democratic and economic governance.

This funding opportunity is open from 10th of April 2023. Full details and application material are given in the attached link which is available in ISD webpage. 


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If your organization is interested in applying, please email Mr. R. Dhanaraj, the program manager at to coping to register your organization by sending a mail with organizational detail. This registration is required for you to submit your application.  Also, the full details and application will be shared based on your request.

For more information and any query, please feel free to email at to and