A centrepiece of the grantee’s efforts to build the capacity of smaller NGOs – both members and non-members of the Anti-Corruption Alliance in Moldova – was the small grants programmes. By providing preliminary training, financial and advisory support to NGOs, the project assisted in enhancing their skills in project design and implementation, while also contributing to their self-confidence in undertaking advocacy with local government. Some valuable ideas and approaches to local level anti-corruption work were piloted in the course of the sub-projects, and many of these could be considered as the basis for future initiatives.