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Our Structure Funding


Strong Cities works with its city members, national governments and international partners to marshal financial and in-kind resources

Strong Cities has received multiyear funding from both the European Commission (Service for Foreign Policy Instruments) through its STRIVE Cities Initiative, and the US Department of State’s Bureau of Counterterrorism. The Network has also received grants from the Governments of Australia, Denmark, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom.

Member Cities, such as Aurora (USA), Denver (USA), Halle (Germany), London (UK), Oslo (Norway), The Hague (Netherlands), and the State of Victoria (Australia), have also supported the Strong Cities mission by commissioning projects or through in-kind contributions.


European Union
The Netherlands
United Kingdom
United States

Contributing Members

Aurora, CO, USA  
Denver, CO, USA 
Halle (Saale), Germany
Helsinki, Finland
London, United Kingdom 
New York City, NY, USA
The Hague, Netherlands

How you can support Strong Cities

  1. Support for activities across Strong Cities priority areas, including through an existing Regional Hub, for example, supporting a national-local coordination dialogue or workshop(s) on a specific thematic priority.
  2. Support to launch a Regional Hub in a new priority region, for example, Coastal West Africa, North America, South America, or Southeast Asia.
  3. Support for cross-regional learning and sharing around one or more priority areas.
  4. Support for country-focused city-to-city learning and sharing across one or more priority areas.
  5. Support for city-focused technical support and capacity-building, including the development of local prevention mandates, policies and mechanisms for sustained engagement between local government and young people.
  6. Institutional funding to help build and sustain the Network’s infrastructure and activities not covered by grants.

Monitoring & Evaluation

Sustainable Impact

Our dedicated Monitoring and Evaluation function ensures that the Network’s impact and results are assessed against key indicators, that our methods of engagement are adjusted accordingly, that we are continually improving efficacy of the Network, and providing expertise aligned to city needs and priorities.

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