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NGOs invited to apply for a slice of more than R14m in grant funding<p>​</p><p>The funding is available to qualifying organisations who work with the following groups:</p><ul><li><div style="text-align:left;">Youth Development and education</div></li><li><div style="text-align:left;">Early childhood development (ECD)</div></li><li><div style="text-align:left;">Gender-based violence (GBV)</div></li><li><div style="text-align:left;">Persons with disabilities </div></li><li><div style="text-align:left;">LGBTQQIA+ </div></li><li><div style="text-align:left;">Street people </div></li></ul><p>It comes just months after the City signed memoranda of agreement with a number of organisations in the same sectors to provide humanitarian relief and services through the disbursement of R20 million in grant-in-aid funding for a six-month period until the end of 2020.<br><br>Organisations wishing to apply for the new funding that is being made available have to outline exactly which projects they require funding for, and have to submit a business plan and supporting documentation, in line with the City’s Grant-in-Aid policy. <br><br>‘We call on applicants to be as detailed as possible in their applications. Funding is limited and not everyone may qualify or receive funding in full. It is also important that applicants be mindful of the requirements set out in the policy. Often, organisations are disqualified because they do not have the necessary documentation like audited financial statements or a tax clearance certificate. </p><p>‘The City wants to assist as many organisations as possible, because we recognise the very real need in our NGO sector, and the amazing work that many of these organisations are doing. However, we are bound by legislation and the grant application and disbursement process has to be faultless in that regard, so I urge organisations to make sure they meet all of the requirements in submitting their applications,’ said the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Community Services and Health, Councillor Zahid Badroodien.</p><p><strong>All applications must be accompanied by: </strong></p><ul><li><div style="text-align:left;">A copy of the latest, audited financial statements or audit certificate if grant funding was received from the City in previous financial years</div></li><li><div style="text-align:left;">A copy of the organisation’s constitution</div></li><li><div style="text-align:left;">A copy of the organisation’s latest municipal rates and services accounts (if applicable)</div></li><li><div style="text-align:left;">A zero-rated VAT invoice if confirmed as a VAT vendor</div></li><li><div style="text-align:left;">Valid tax clearance certificate (applications will not be accepted without a valid tax clearance accompanying the application)</div></li><li><div style="text-align:left;">Date of establishment of organisation</div></li><li><div style="text-align:left;">Type of organisation (NPO, Section 21 company)</div></li><li><div style="text-align:left;">Details of previous funding by the City </div></li><li><div style="text-align:left;">Details of other funding received from the City for the current financial year</div></li><li><div style="text-align:left;">Detailed description of project to be implemented</div></li><li><div style="text-align:left;">Information on how the allocation of a grant-in-aid will promote job creation and the estimated number of job opportunities it will create</div></li><li><div style="text-align:left;">Detailed breakdown of project costs</div></li><li><div style="text-align:left;">Project start and end date</div></li><li><div style="text-align:left;">A detailed business plan explaining funding proposal applied for </div></li></ul><p>The closing date for applications is 27 November 2020. Applicants can contact Genevieve Adams on 021 400 1139 or <a href="" target="_blank"></a> for official grant application forms or more information. </p><p> <br><strong>End</strong><br></p>2020-10-24T22:00:00ZGP0|#1d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70;L0|#01d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70|City news;GTSet|#62efe227-07aa-45e7-944c-ceebacca891dGP0|#a61d1094-2d2f-48c6-934c-094c65faf9cf;L0|#0a61d1094-2d2f-48c6-934c-094c65faf9cf|funding;GTSet|#2e3de6c1-9951-4747-8f53-470629a399bb;GP0|#e0248721-a84a-4f84-a202-b430368ad248;L0|#0e0248721-a84a-4f84-a202-b430368ad248|start-ups;GP0|#27bbc819-69bf-4983-b67a-c495049abf3b;L0|#027bbc819-69bf-4983-b67a-c495049abf3b|local business10

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