Small Projects Programmes

At its foundation in 1973, CESE chose to support small projects, since it understands the importance of the direct participation of communities in the development and management of transformative initiatives of – principally small – organizations, which experience the consequences of the country’s extreme social inequality on a daily basis.
The Small Projects Programme (Programa de Pequenos Projetos: PPP) demonstrates the institution’s plural vision and the extent of its coverage, supporting a range of social actors from across the country who fight for their rights: rural and urban young people; children and adolescents; women; traditional populations (indigenous peoples, quilombola communities, artisanal fishermen and women, and others). These initiatives work in the areas of human rights, the environment, institutional strengthening, economic development, education, public health for all, communication and culture.
Every year, the PPP receives between 500 and 700 proposals and, following a detailed analysis by a technical team, supports approximately 300 projects.