Trust for Community Outreach and Education

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"TCOE – Trust for Community Outreach and Education was established by the late Steve Biko in 1983. TCOE is a national organisation that operates mainly in the rural areas of South Africa. TCOE has six affiliates and these regional operations have their own governance structures and regional support staff. Fundraising is done both by the national office and at the regional level...

"The organisation has gained invaluable experience through the establishment of several membership, community based associations and forums of small farmers, agricultural collectives, rural women’s groups as well as stock-farmers, for example, Mawubuye Land Rights Forum (Western Cape), Makukhanye, Sundays’ River Small Farmers and garden Associations (Eastern Cape) Rural People Movement (Eastern Cape) Ilizwi Lama Fama (Eastern Cape), Mopani District Farmers Union (Limpopo), Coastal Links(Western and Northern Cape) and the Rural Women’s Forums in all the districts where we work. Collectively, these associations have a membership base of over 8000 members." [1]

Receive funding from the Mott Foundation. [1] Or for example, $200,000 (1/1/2011 to 3/31/2013) "Support over the next two years will enable the grantee to continue to strengthen community leadership through training, mentoring, exchange visits, and mutual learning and support. The grantee will also continue to advocate government to provide access to land for poor people and improve access to opportunities for sustainable farming." [2]

They are a full member of the Good Governance Learning Network.

Their 2012 annual report notes they received funding from: Action Aid, Afrika Kontakt, Charles Stewart MOTT Foundation, DKA Austria, Evangelischer Entwicklungsdienst, Embassy of Belgium, Fastenopfer, Foundation for Human Rights, Good Governance Learning Network, Inter-Church Organisation for Development, National Lottery Distribution Trust Fund, National Development Agency, Norwegian People's Aid, Oxfam Australia, Rosa Luxemburg Foundation, Solidarity Service International, Australian People for Health, Education & Development Abroad, Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund

Board of trustees

Accessed November 2014: [2]

Useful links [3]



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  1. Trust for Community Outreach and Education About, organizational web page, accessed November 30, 2014.
  2. Trust for Community Outreach and Education Trustees, organizational web page, accessed November 30, 2014.