The Department of Community Development has decided to help non-profit organisations by providing them with funding.
The City has identified 42 non-profit organisations that will receive grants in a bid to help them run sport and recreation programmes through Grant Aid, an initiative of the Department of Community Development. A certain amount of money will be dispersed to assist struggling NGOs to fund specific programmes to benefit children, young people, senior citizens and people living with disabilities.
MMC for Community Development, Nonhlanhla Sifumba said the City was confident those shortlisted for the grant were worthy recipients. “Even though the amount allocated might not be enough, it will hopefully make an impact on the beneficiaries.”
Sifunba said, “Please use this grant appropriately and submit expected reports. If you choose not to submit reports, you are not only doing injustice to your organisation but you’re also putting this programme at risk of being discontinued.”
She added that NGOs are to collaborate with other organisations to help grow their programmes and reach.