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CALL FOR APPLICATIONS - NATIONAL LOTTERY DISTRIBUTION TRUST FUND

Categories: HEADLINES, Corporate Governance
Only Non-Profits, Public benefit Trusts, & Section 21 companies
CHARITIES SECTOR 2012 - The Distributing Agency for Charities, established in terms of the Lotteries Act (Act No. 57 of 1997), is once again in the position to consider applications for funding from the proceeds of the National Lottery. DEADLINE:In order to be considered for funding within the scope described above, duly completed and signed applications together with all required supporting information, must reach the NLDTF no later than 12 December 2012. Applicants are urged to submit their applications as early as possible.

In adjudicating the applications, the Charities Distributing Agency will focus on the following areas:
a) Expansion of home-based care services through training and infrastructure development for the aged, sick, vulnerable as well as orphaned children, the disabled and rehabilitation homes, so as to enhance the standard of living in rural, underprivileged and poor  communities.
b) Provision of educational facilities designed to enhance literacy through early childhood education, adult literacy, vocational training and mentoring for skills development that includes the disabled persons.
c) Social welfare developmental programmes.

PLEASE NOTE:
• Individual organisations will be considered for a grant of up to a maximum of R2 million
• National organisations working in more than 4 provinces may apply for a maximum of R5 million.

The NLDTF will give preference to applications from organisations that advance rural, under-privileged and poor communities that support transformation and development. Applications will be considered from registered charitable organisations that submit all the required documents and information as outlined in the 2012 Charities Guidelines.

Emerging registered organisations that do not have the required 2 years’ annual financial statements may apply in partnership with an established organisation that has been previously funded by the NLDTF and meets all the funding and reporting requirements.

Established organisations are allowed to partner with a maximum of 2 registered emerging organisations, each requesting a maximum grant of R200 000.

PLEASE NOTE:

•  Applications from family trusts and organisations with a commercial focus will not be considered

•  Applications from Schools (public and private), FET Colleges and HEI’s (universities) will not be considered in this call.

All applicants MUST comply in all respects with the prescribed application form (FORM 2010/1) and the 2012 Charities Guidelines by submitting all the required documents in the prescribed format and by the advertised deadline.

DEADLINE:
In order to be considered for funding within the scope described above, duly completed and signed applications together with all required supporting information, must reach the NLDTF no later than 12 December 2012. Applicants are urged to submit their applications as early as possible.

THE FOLLOWING APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED FOR FUNDING:

•  Late applications
•  Incomplete applications, where ALL mandatory documents are not submitted
•  Applications not on the prescribed FORM 2010/1
•  Faxed or e-mailed applications
•  Applications on Compact Disc (CD)
•  Applications from applicants that have not submitted all the required Progress Reports, on any previous NLDTF funding.

PLEASE NOTE: For previously funded organisations, the Income Statements in your financial statements must reflect the amount received from the NLDTF as a separate line item.

[REMEMBER: This is a condition of the Grant Agreement].

The prescribed application form (FORM 2010/1) and the 2012 Charities Guidelines are available from:

NATIONAL LOTTERY DISTRIBUTION TRUST FUND  Website: www.nlb.org.za/charities.html
In order to be considered for funding, applications should reach the Central Applications Office as soon as possible, but by no laterthan 12 December 2012.

The Distributing Agency reserves the right not to make grants or decide on the amount to be allocated.

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