Otakar Motejl Fund to back NGOs in fight against corruption
The newly established Otakar Motejl Fund, named after the country’s popular first ombudsman who died in 2010, will finance a number of projects this year in the battle against corruption, the fund’s Jiří Knitl has told reporters. Six-and-a-half million crowns is to be allocated among different groups; of that 2.6 million are to be divided among five NGOs, including the Czech branch of Transparency International. Small associations pushing for local town halls to provide the public with relevant information may seek contributions from another 1.3 million crowns. The fund will also reportedly sponsor the Environmental Law Service, the Revival group, Iuridicum Remedium and the Human Rights League, he said.