The recent call by the National Lotteries Board (NLB) for stakeholder input to assist in identifying the focus areas for National Lottery Distribution Trust Fund (NLDTF) funding has been positively received by major roleplayers. The input from stakeholders is streaming in steadily and the NLB has decided to extend the period for input to 22 May 2012 so that more roleplayers, especially those in outlying areas, can also use the opportunity to make valuable input.
Input into focus areas for funding in the sectors of Arts, Culture and National Heritage (including Environment); Charities; Miscellaneous Purposes and Sport and Recreation will help streamline the process and will be clearly identified in the next call for applications.
When identifying the focus areas, stakeholders should take into account Government Regulation 9340 of July 2010 that highlights that 50 percent of NLDTF funds are to go to rural, under privileged and poor communities. Beneficiaries of NLDTF funding have to be registered nonprofit organisations.
Stakeholders should identify five priority areas for funding within their sectors e.g. children (charities sector), film (arts, culture and national heritage (including environment sector), youth sport development (sport and recreation sector) etc.
Input from stakeholders should reach the NLB by no later than 22 May 2012 using the fax number and e-mail addresses below. This will be shared with the relevant distributing agencies and will assist in the planning for the next call for applications while taking into account the amount available in the NLDTF for distribution during 2012/2013 financial year.
The input forms are available at www.nlb.org.za/applicants-and-beneficiaries/pamphlets.html.
Those organisations without access to the internet, can obtain input forms by calling 08600 65383
Input can be sent by fax to: 086 555 7623
E-mail responses will be linked to the province from which the input comes as follows:
- Gauteng: email@example.com;
- Mpumalanga: firstname.lastname@example.org;
- North West: email@example.com;
- Limpopo: firstname.lastname@example.org;
- Free State: email@example.com;
- Northern Cape: firstname.lastname@example.org;
- Eastern Cape: email@example.com;
- Western Cape: firstname.lastname@example.org ;
- Kwa-Zulu Natal: email@example.com.
For more about the National Lotteries Board, refer to www.nlb.org.za.
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