The Ghanaman CRG will be a responsive fund (driven by demand). Projects
will be selected by theTrustees based on merit. Trustees through their
administrator will liaise with groups, opinion leaders as well as their elected
representatives at the District regional and national levels. In all this,
close collaboration will be sought with the District Assemblies to ensure that
selected projects fall within the development framework of the District.
An administrator will be appointed by the Trustees and given a specific
mandate defined under contract with the Trustees.
The Trust shall endeavour to support at least one project in each of the
selected sectors in a fiscal year. A maximum of 10 projects will be supported
in a year. Projects will seek to have a balanced national spread.
The overall strategic objective of the Ghanaman CRG
Trust is to promote sustainable community poverty reduction and economic growth.
The purpose is to support local social and economic development activities
owned by the community or a recognised community and which benefits the whole
The trustees shall hold the trust fund and its income upon trust to apply
them for the following objects:
To promote community development projects in Ghana by maintaining and managing the trust funds
collected and making the funds available to eligible local community
To collect CRG monies and proceeds repayable by recipients in Ghana of grants made by the ADF.
To disburse the CRG monies
collected to eligible entities for community development and other projects in
Ghana approved by the Trustees pursuant to the following guidelines giving
preference to projects that:
support skills development
and income generating activities for community members and/or provide services
and training in such areas as health, education, nutrition, and agriculture;
demonstrate clear community
involvement and ownership, and have the potential for sustainability;
marginalized communities who do not receive other types of assistance;
provide a range of services to the same community;
focus on the needs of women and children; and
empower young adults and
children by providing them with opportunities for educational advancement,
leadership development, and vocational training.
To enter into agreements
with recipients in Ghana of grants from the Trust fund, with such agreements
describing the purpose of the grants.
SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF POSDEV
The Administrator shall perform his functions on behalf of the Trustees of
the Ghanaman CRG Trust
The Administrator shall execute all policies, specific or general and
instructions received from the Trustees
Report to the Trustees of the Ghanaman CRG Trust
Prepare the annual budget as required for the Ghanaman CRG Trust
Prepare monthly Financial Report of all expenditures and income by the
Ghanaman CRG Trust
Solicit and screen applications for grants for community projects and
provide technical support for improving applications
Prepare summaries of applications and submit for grant decisions as per
Trustees meeting calendar at least three times a year
Be responsible for the implementation, monitoring and evaluation of all
Be responsible for the preparation of documentation (contracts etc.)
for signature by the Trustees
Be responsible for the processing of disbursement requests by grantees
Be responsible for organizing meetings of the Trustees
Prepare and submit quarterly operational reports
Prepare and submit quarterly work plans
Oversee the collection of Community Reinvestment Grant (CRG) monies from
USADF grantees with assistance of a bailiff designated by Trustees
Provide periodic reports of monies collected
Receive applications for revision and review of CRG contributions by USADF
PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE
This contract is effective starting 1st June 2011 and
ends May 31st 2012.