In order to be eligible for a grant, applicant organisations or lead organisations in an alliance/coalition/network with other organisations must:
The Trust will enter into partnerships with private sector organisations. However, the ownership of any products developed from such partnership shall be shared by the organisation and the Trust with the proviso that:
Project that have a regional focus and for influencing policy.
There are no limits - grants are dependent on the activities to be implemented and the period of implementation. However, limits are set in calls for proposals and the limits differ from one call to another.
It can take up to 6 months. Grants are considered and approved or declined by the board which sits twice a year March/April and August/September. The exception is discretionary grants of a maximum of USD10,000 equivalent in ZAR, which are approved by the Executive Director. These can be approved within 2 weeks, depending on the urgency.
This is dependent on the available resources to allocate as grants.
If a grant is implemented and concluded as per agreement between the Trust and the grantee, there is no need to repay the grant. If the grant is used for purposes other than agreed or if the project is not implemented, grants will have to be refunded.
Yes, the Trust has reporting templates, narrative and financial, that the grantee will complete quarterly.
To keep up with changes in the philanthropic and funding landscape, the Trust provides services to organisations that seek to gain value from our deep understanding of the SADC region’s civil society movements, investment needs, development and fund management.
This is of interest to mission-driven corporates thinking about Corporate Social Investment (CSI) structures, who seek to drive sustainable community development and growth.