The Embassy of Sweden, then based in Windhoek, pledged to support the FFF community forums for a 3-year period (2003-2005). The Royal Netherlands Embassy then based in Windhoek and the Embassy of Finland joined the Embassy of Sweden in supporting FFF through basket funding. A tradition of round-table meetings was introduced. FFF and her funding partners came together regularly to discuss the progress of the project and share experiences on the best practices.
Between 2003 and 2005, more than 40 community forums were established around the country. An ideal forum consists of about 60 core-members. Joint training of trainers’ workshops were conducted for representatives of the forums. These representatives went to train their forum members. The forums became advocacy groups that involve their community members in participatory discussions and actions on the issues that affect the communities.
The Project Review of November 2005 hailed the successful work of FFF particularly among the grassroots communities. However, the report recommended that, out of the many forums, FFF should select 20 of them as its co-implementing partners. During 2006/7 the Embassies of Sweden and the Royal Netherlands relocated to Pretoria, South Africa. The Embassy of Finland remained in Windhoek and extended its support to FFF from 2006 to 2008