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April 8, 2022

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS FOR THE UKUSEKELA SMALL PROJECT AND SUPPORT FUND (SPSF) PROGRAMME – APRIL 2022

TERMS OF REFERENCE FOR CALL FOR APPLICATIONS FOR THE UKUSEKELA SMALL PROJECT AND SUPPORT FUND (SPSF) PROGRAM – APRIL 2022

 The Small Project and Support Fund (SPSF) is a project funded by Bread for the World (BfdW) to support small local initiatives that are made up of committed and dedicated people who may belong to any of these structures: self-help groups, community based organisations (CBO’s), faith based organisations (FBO’s) or smaller non-governmental organisations (NGO’s) or small local networks and their members working within their vicinity and context to improve the lives of the marginalised. The BfdW partner organisation AIDS Foundation of South Africa (AFSA) is the administrative partner of the SPSF and manages the programme autonomously based on criteria which have been mutually agreed with BfdW. Funding to successful applicants will be channelled through AFSA.

The SPSF aims to empower communities to act and participate in their own development through actions that are designed, implemented and owned by the communities themselves. It will target grass-root initiatives that are known in their communities; at least 65% of the funded initiatives will be female led so as to address gender inequalities and drive female empowerment.

THE SPSF HAS 2 COMPONENTS – THIS CALL IS FOR COMPONENT 1 ONLY:

COMPONENT 1: Will support a maximum number of 15 small projects in Kwa Zulu Natal, Mpumalanga, and Eastern Cape within a 15-month period (July 2022 to September 2023). Selected applications will need to meet Ukusekela due diligence requirements and if approved, the applications could qualify for a maximum grant amount of 150.000 ZAR.

TARGET PROVINCES AND DISTRICTS:

Kwa Zulu Natal: Umgungundlovu, Harry Gwala and Umzinyathi

Eastern Cape: Alfred Nzo, Amathole and OR Tambo

Mpumalanga: Gert Sibandze, Nkangala, Ehlanzeni-East (Nkomazi and Umjindi LM).

THEMATIC FOCUS AREAS:

    • Economic development and empowerment;
    • Gender Based Violence and Femicide (GBVF) advocacy and support;
    • Improving Gender Equality (in the work place and educational institutions).
    • Improving access to women’s sexual and mental health

GROUPINGS OF ORGANISATIONS FOR CONSIDERATION

Group A

    • Locally registered and operational within the stated Provinces and Districts.
    • Annual organisational budget which is not more than R1.5 million;
    • Have been operational for a minimum of three years;
    • Must have received and adequately handled donor funding of more than R70 000.00 per annum in the past;
    • Have prepared narrative and financial reports to a donor which must be attached to this application as supporting document.
    • Demonstrate basic organisational and financial systems being in place.

Group B

    • Locally registered and operational within the stated Provinces and Districts.
    • Annual organisational budget which is not more than R1.5 million;
    • Have been operational for a minimum of two years.

SPECIAL CONSIDERATION:

    • Top up funding will be provided to entities that are registered and operational within the stated Provinces and Districts.
    • Top up funding requests will be considered only for operational and implementation costs to amplify and strengthen existing projects; not for Human Resource related costs.

OBJECTIVES OF THE SPSF:

    • To support the sub recipients to successfully implement their self-initiated development ideas and projects.
    • To build the capacity of the sub recipients to gain competence and experience in implementing their self-initiated products.
    • To equip the sub recipients with networking skills in order for them to be able to network with other actors in the field.

EXCLUSIONS:

    • Any organisations that are currently being supported and funded by AFSA will not be eligible to apply for funds from the SPSF under the current financial year.
    • Organisations that are part of government structures or are in any way linked to government cannot be funded.
    • Organisations that are already being financed by BfdW or were previously financed by the SPSF in the previous phase.
    • Organisations with an annual budget of more than R1.5M ZAR will not be eligible to apply.
    • Only organisations that fall within the provinces and districts stated above will be applicable for consideration. The organisations must operate (their office location/base) from any of the three mentioned provinces and implement their work there.
    • The grant will not support any HIV/AIDS related work.

CONDITIONS FOR CONSIDERATION OF APPLICATIONS:

    • All the sections of the application form must be completed in full.
    • All supporting documentation must be submitted with the application form.
    • Applications must be submitted at AFSA’s offices in person or via courier on or before 8th May 2022; the call for applications closes at 15h00.

APPLICATION FORM:

Please follow this link in order to be directed to the online Application Form 

DOCUMENTS:

Download the full TOR here

Download the Budget Template

ENQUIRIES

Please submit any queries regarding this call to: [email protected]

Website: http://www.ukusekela.org.za