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Our grants system is one of the most user-friendly, collaborative and effective in Southern Africa. Since the inception of the Trust, we have disbursed more than ZAR 241,229,106 to deserving recipients whose work contributes to the poverty eradication agenda. This grant support has been allocated towards the following thematic areas; food security, governance for development, trade with particular focus on informal cross border trade, migration and socio protection and capacity building of civil society. Our grant partners employed key strategies such as research, policy advocacy and capacity building to influence regional policies.

We have disbursed more than ZAR 241,229,106 to deserving recipients...

We have channelled grants a total of 361 grants worth ZAR 241,229,106 to 197 organisations in 15 countries in the SADC region. Through this work, we have strengthened our capacity as a reputable and reliable fund manager whilst also promoting the Trust’s strengths in building the capacity of civil society organisations and acting as a knowledge broker. Most grantees are national network associations that implement projects with a regional reach and grants are also allocated to regional networks, regional apex organisations, social movements and media houses.

FUNDING WINDOWS

open-calls

OPEN CALLS

We issue open calls for proposals using communication channels such as the website, as well as mass media channels.

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CLOSED CALL

We determine strategic areas to pursue and then requests organisations within the region to submit proposals in line with the strategic priorities.

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UNSOLICITED FUNDING

We accept unsolicited
proposals from organisations that believe that their programmes will add value to the mission and objectives of the Trust.

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DISCRETIONARY FUNDING

This is for organisations
requiring urgent support for implementing their programmes. A small grant is given at the discretion of the Executive Director.

GRANTS DISBURSED