CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANIZATIONS (CSO) – a domestic non-stock, non-profit corporation, organization or association, labor organization, workers’ association or cooperative, expressing the interests and values of their members or others, based on socio-economic, ethical, cultural and scientific considerations, duly registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) of Cooperative Development Authority (CDA), as the case may be.

Pursuant to the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), Commission on Audit (COA) and Department of Budget and Management (DBM) Joint Resolution 2014-001 on the accreditation of reputable, qualified and capable Civil Society Organizations (CSO) as implementing entities of government and public funds, applying for the NCCA Grants Program, are required to submit the following requirements prior to the evaluation of their proposal to determine their eligibility:

  1. Certificate of accreditation from DSWD *
  2. Sworn Affidavit of the Secretary of the CSO that none of its incorporators, organizers, directors or officers is an agent of or related by consanguinity or affinity up to the fourth civil degree to the officials of the NCCA
  3. BIR prescribed and authorized Official Receipt (OR) bearing the Tax Identification Number (TIN).
  4. Photocopy/ scanned copy of bank book with complete bank account information of the organization (bank account name, number and branch).

For more details, you may contact:

Eligibility and Grants Processing Unit (EGPU)
National Commission for Culture and the Arts
Room 5-F 5th Floor, NCCA Bldg., 633 General Luna St., Intramuros, Manila 1002
Tel. Nos. (02) 527 2192/ 666 4910

*Guidelines for accreditation of CSOs by DSWD can be downloaded at