CSP has engaged NGOs as local partners to execute many of its programmes across the thematic areas of youth violence, domestic violence and child maltreatment. This is based on the understanding that NGOs in Trinidad and Tobago are well positioned, and therefore the most appropriate technical experts to recommend and design appropriate community level interventions.  


To this end, CSP has facilitated the establishment of a Civil Society Working Group (CSWG), to oversee the implementation of the “Institutional Strengthening of NGOs” initiative. In this regard, the CSWG:

  1. Promotes a coherent, comprehensive, coordinated approach to violence prevention within CSP’s partner communities;
  2. Provides a forum and structure for the representation of matters of common interest between the CSP and NGOs.

The CSWG is comprised of twenty-eight (28) Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) pre-qualified with the approval of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) to deliver violence prevention services in CSP’s partner communities. CSP has committed as part of our partnership with these NGOs to increase their capacity in four specific areas: sustainable funding; research, monitoring and evaluation, strategic planning and NGO cooperation. The overall goal is to enhance the service delivery capacity and sustainability of these partners.

CSP's NGO partners are listed below:


Area of Work

NGO/ Organisation

1. Academic Enrichment and Literacy

1. Human Development Foundation

2. National Council of Parent-Teachers Associations of Trinidad and Tobago (NCPTA)

2. Adult Literacy/ Literacy and Numeracy

3. Arrow Foundation

4. Adult Literacy Tutors Association (ALTA)

5. MOMs for Literacy

3. After School Programmes


4. Life and Vocational Skills

7. Families in Action

8. Social Justice Foundation

9. Family Planning Association of Trinidad & Tobago

10. EMERJ & Associates

5. Community Building/ Social Investment

11. Reaction Productions (LoveUntil Foundation)

12. The Rose Foundation

6. Conflict & Mediation Services

13. Dispute Resolution Centre

7. Therapeutic Services for Individuals and Families

14. Dolly & Associates

15. Rape Crisis Society

8. Gender Based Violence Prevention Programmes

16. Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA)


18. Coalition Against Domestic Violence


9. Parenting and Family Strengthening

20. Esimaje Foundation


22. Trinidad and Tobago Innovative Parenting Support (TTIPS)

10. Sport for Development

23. Trinidad & Tobago Alliance for Sport & Physical Education (now referred to Caribbean Sport Development Agency)

24. Point Kickboxing Association of Trinidad and Tobago

11. Youth Engagement and Development

25. Trinidad Youth Council

12. Youth Micro Entrepreneurship Programmes

26. Dynamic Youth Foundation

27. Youth Business Trinidad and Tobago

13. Capacity Building for NGOs/CBOs

28. Veni Apwann