Vol no: 11
Support programs, directed to municipalities in Poland, concern many spheres of public life. One of them is the social activity of residents – an important factor from the point of view of mobilizing the endogenous development capital of municipalities. Social activity manifests itself and is simultaneously strengthened by non-governmental organizations – organizations of the so-called third sector. The article presents the specifics of non-governmental organizations in rural areas of the Lodz Voivodeship and the changes in their functioning that have occurred due to the participation of municipalities in the Post-Accession Rural Support Program (RDP).