organization and the communities it works with need to
be exposed to experiences outside its own location.
external resource persons (professionals and experts
from communities) need to be invited to the proposed
project location to discuss and share their own
experiences or even project persons who feel the need to
visit and learn better about the projects.
organization needs to do participatory rural appraisals,
baseline study or surveys in a location they have not
already worked in or in an existing project area where a
new project is to be taken up.
new technique or technology is desired to be pilot
tested, before it is adopted or needs to be replicated
over a greater area etc.
special training / orientation programmes are required
to help build capacities in communities and
organizations to enable them to take on a full SGP
expected that full SGP projects would result from the
Planning Grants in most cases, unless the results are
such that a project is not desirable.