Social Capacity Building
The Rockwool Foundation supports activities promoting social capacity building and community resilience by assisting individuals and groups in improving their social skills and opportunities by broadening their choice sets and helping them to utilise their resources embedded within. Building on the individual will benefit societies at large in coping with current as well as future social challenges.
The Rockwool Foundation regards social capacity as being closely related to positive interaction between people. Overall it can be thought of as the ability of a community to utilise and enhance its existing human and social resources in identifying strengths and challenges and undertake collaborate action. Social capacity building is therefore based on strengthening human and social capital of individuals as well as deepening the local organisational capacity and social networks of a community. Supporting a broad range of projects aimed at successful integration, development of social skills and help to self-help elements is therefore prioritised. Projects can be in Denmark or in 3rd world countries.