2012 Call for Applications: National Lottery Distribution Trust Fund - Charities Sector

Sunday, October 14, 2012 - 22:06
National Lottery Distribution Trust Fund
Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Opportunity type: 
Call for proposals

The National Lotteries Board (NLB) was established in terms of the Lotteries Act (No 57 of 1997) to regulate the National Lottery as well as other lotteries, including society lotteries to raise funds and promotional competitions.

The Distributing Agency for Charities is once again in the position to consider applications for funding from the proceeds of the National Lottery.

In adjudicating the applications, the Charities Distributing Agency will focus on the following areas:

  • 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;
  • 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.
  • Individual organisations will be considered for a grant of up to a maximum of R2 million; and
  • National organisations working in more than four provinces may apply for a maximum of R5 million.
The National Lottery Distribution Trust Fund (NDLTF) 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 two 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 two registered emerging organisations, each requesting a maximum grant of R200 000.

Applications from family trusts and organisations with a commercial focus will not be considered.
Applications from Schools (public and private), Further Education and Training (FET) Colleges and HEI’s (universities) will also not be considered.
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.

Applicants are urged to submit their applications as early as possible.

The following applications will 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.
For previously funded organisations, the Income Statements in your financial statements must reflect the amount received from the NLDTF as a separate line item. [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

Head Office Physical Address:

Hatfield Gardens, Block B
Corner Hilda & Arcadia Streets,
Hatfield, Pretoria
Tel: 08600 65383

Postal Address:

Central Applications Office
Private Bag X101
Brooklyn Square, 0075

Polokwane Offices:

No 5 Landross
Mare Street
Tel: 015 299 4660

East London Offices:

Shortmill House
Quarry Office Park
Selborne, East London
Tel: 043 711 5000

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.

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

For more about the National Lotteries Board, refer to www.nlb.org.za.

To view other opportunities, visit www.ngopulse.org/group/home-page/other-opportunities.