Call for Applications – 2012 Sugar Industry Social Investment Grants

South African Sugar Association
Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Wednesday, 30 November, 2011

The South African Sugar Association (SASA) is an organisation that promotes the global competitiveness, profitability and sustainability of the South African sugar industry.

The organisation continues to focus on assisting community-based organisations (CBOs), faith-based organisations (FBOs), not-for- profit organisations (NPOs) and tertiary institutions access funding that will extend the benefits of development to rural students and the poorest of the poor while accelerating people’s chances of employment and/or self-employment.

SASA is calling for applications from organisations in KwaZulu-Natal and Mpumalanga for the 2012 Sugar Industry Social Investment Grants.


The sugar industry through the SASA supports and contributes to initiatives that fall under the three main themes - social investment, sugar donations and education and training.

Social Investment Programme (SIP)

Through its social investment programme, the industry is supporting over 100 NGOs working with people immobilised by poverty, unemployment; and HIV and AIDS to facilitate holistic human development.

Current funding areas of interest for the SIP are projects and activities conducted by NGOs, FBOs and CBOs focused in the following areas:

  • Health and welfare programme;
  • Arts and culture programme;
  • Pilot public private partnerships programme.

The maximum grant allocated under the social investment programme is R70 000. Applications should demonstrate how this funding will make a meaningful contribution to the success of the project / activity requiring funding. At this stage of the social investment programme, the Reviewing Team cannot consider grants in excess of R70 000. Organisations are encouraged to identify other organisations for support.

Sugar Donations Programme (SDP)

The sugar industry acknowledges that there are people who find themselves in a persistently poor circumstance, without sustainable support systems at family level to overcome problems such as homelessness, household food insecurity, mental illness, substance abuse, physical disability, emotional instability and unemployment. This population relies on government and community for care and support.

The organisations should have a broad community reach and profile; should demonstrate sound management and excellence in their education and/or sustainable development activities and meet the funding criteria. Organisations should also demonstrate other fundraising activities and strategies.

All organisations applying in this programme are expected:

  • Complete the Sugar Donations Application Form;
  • Organise its own transport to collect sugar at the designated milling company on a monthly basis.

More information may be requested from shortlisted proposals.

For more about 2012 Sugar Industry Social Investment Grants, click here.

Enquiries: Nontokozo Sosibo, Tel: 031 508 7036

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