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Grant In Aid funding applications invited

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Two of the City of Cape Town’s subcouncils are inviting non-governmental organisations to apply for grants that will be used for projects that support the City’s strategies.

Subcouncils 13 and 9 have published advertisements in local newspapers detailing the procedure to be followed by non-profit organisations (NPO, NGO, Section 21, Trusts etc.) within their respective wards in submitting applications for Grant In Aid (GIA) funding.

GIA funding is a donation of municipal funds to an organisation or body outside any sphere of government that does not constitute a commercial or business transaction.

The City’s main objective with this type of funding is to enable non-governmental organisations and initiatives with the greatest potential to plough these resources back into the community, thereby creating a multiplier effect. The municipality aims to foster a sustainable, credible and caring city by empowering and building communities and enhancing growth and sharing through external partnerships.

GIA funding aims to support the City’s strategic priorities, which are outlined in its Business Plan and encapsulated in its Integrated Development Plan. These priorities include shared economic growth and development, sustainable urban infrastructure and services, energy efficiency for a sustainable future, public transport systems, integrated human settlements, safety and security, health, social and community development and good governance and regulatory reform.

Non profit organisations in wards 91, 92, 94 and 97 (which comprise subcouncil 9) and wards 33, 34, 35, and 88 (which comprise subcouncil 13) may submit project based proposals based on the City’s goals, objectives, programmes and actions to the addressees detailed below. Care must be taken to follow the prescribed admission procedure.

GIAs and GIAs made from subcouncil ward allocations are not intended for indigent grants, housing development subsidies, housing billing subsidies, asset donations, intergovernmental grants, rewards and awards, disaster relief and bursaries.

Process for submission of applications

Applications for subcouncil GIA funding need to be on official letterheads and include the name and general purpose of the project; a detailed action plan indicating timeframes; a cost breakdown, and non-profit organisation certificates. Applications must be accompanied by signed official application forms, which are obtainable from the subcouncils direct.

Interested organisations in subcouncil 13’s wards must address their applications to The Subcouncil Manager, David Mthetho Ntlanganiso, Subouncil 13, Fezeka Municipal Building, Cnr NY 1 and Landsdowne Road, Gugulethu, while their counterparts in subcouncil 9 should send their applications to the Manager, Nxele Makana Subcouncil, A Block Stocks & Stocks Complex, Ntlazane Road, Khayelitsha, 7784. The closing date for submission is 18 September at 16:30 (subcouncil 13) and 30 September (same time) for subcouncil 9. No late applications will be considered.

Applications will be assessed in accordance with the GIA Policy and must conform to the Municipal Financial Management Act.

Enquiries may be directed to Beauty Dywili at 021 630 1732 (e-mail (subcouncil 13).
Akhona Dyi (021 360 1267 (e-mail: can answer queries for GIA funding in subcouncil 9.
Martin Pollack
© City of Cape Town, 2016