The strategic Partnerships unit was established as department within the Buganda Investment and Commercial Undertaking Limited (BICUL) to attract development partners that are not for profit engagement. The SPU's main focus is to research appropriate partnerships and grant opportunities from, private trusts, philanthropic foundations, NGOs and relevant government agencies.
The unit seeks to identify and interest donor agencies, creating alliances and inspiring supporters that are willing and seeking to provide funds in form of grants and donations as well as alliances to help Buganda to improve and deliver services to the people at the grass root across all service sectors.
In contribution to the strategic plan, the SPU aims at mainly “Creating Wealth and improving the welfare of people living in Buganda. The SPU works in coordination with all Buganda Ministries as delivery channels to service delivery.
To oversee grant activity in the Kingdom that includes identification and notification of relevant funding opportunities in a timely manner, coordinating requirements and providing budget, contract management, programmatic and research assistance during grant application process, monitoring and ensuring regulatory compliance of grants awarded.
To strategically position the Kingdom of Buganda as a key implementation partner in service delivery by the year 2020