Closing Date : Cluster 1, 10 Septermber 2015 and Cluster 2, 22 October 2015

 

ONLY FOR NON-PROFIT ORGANISATIONS, PUBLIC BENEFIT

TRUSTS & NON-PROFIT COMPANIES

 

The Distributing Agency for Arts, Culture and National Heritage (ACNH), established in terms of the Lotteries Act (No. 57 of 1997), as amended, is once again in the position to consider applications for funding from the proceeds of the National Lottery aligned to regulations.

 

Items 2 and 3 of part 1 of Gazette No. 33398 states that:

 

(2) The priorities for Distributing of Funds must contribute to developmental needs, enhancement of social & moral responsibility, and economic viability of programmes designed to advance rural, under privileged and poor communities.

(3) Of the total allocation available, for distribution by a Distributing Agency at least 50% shall be directed towards the following areas;

 

d)  Support for the cause designed to protect and promote traditional knowledge and cultural expressions;

e)  Promotional work of arts and craft produced by groups of disabled people and women;

f)  Development and preservation of cultural heritage sites for revenue generation including tourism, attraction and economic viability for the community and/or;

g)  Promote and support entrepreneurial development through training of women and providing necessary infrastructure and facilities for farming projects as a primary response to economic development and reduction of unemployment level.

 

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

 

  • Development and production of original South African Visual Arts and Crafts, as well as music, dance and theatre. Focus should be on training and provision of required equipment and tools.

 

  • Organisations involved in the production of short films and documentaries with distinctive indigenous content.

 

  • Identification, research, documentation, conservation and exhibition of Indigenous Knowledge Systems (cultural traditions, oral history, performance, rituals, and popular memory).

 

  • Restoration of heritage sites identified and supported by the relevant statutory heritage authorities such as the National Heritage Council (NHC) and South African Heritage Resources Agency (SAHRA). 

 

  • Environmental protection with emphasis of education and awareness programmes for communities.

 

  • Farming projects, with a strong focus on empowerment of women, youth and people with disabilities.

 

  • Projects or programmes which aim to develop, promote, preserve and protect indigenous languages and literature.  

 

The National Lottery Distribution Trust Fund (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 appropriately registered Arts, Culture, Environment and National Heritage organisations that submit all the required documents and information, as outlined in the 2015 Guidelines.

 

PLEASE NOTE:       

 

  • Applicants who have been in existence for less than six (6) months may apply through an agent/representative/conduit.
  • Agents/representatives/conduits that assist organisations that are in existence for less than 6 months must apply separately for their own operations and programmes. The application must include all mandatory documents and required templates. The application must be submitted separately.
  • Applications from family trusts and organisations established for profit or in furtherance of objectives of a for-profit organisation will not be considered.
  • Applications will be clustered as follows, with applicable closing dates for submission:

 

CLUSTER 1:  This cluster is targeted at provinces that have, over the years, not managed to achieve the minimum 5% allocation.

 

IMPORTANT NOTE: Applications from provinces outside Cluster 1 will be considered only for National and Provincial Flagship projects or events which will take place between September and December 2015, have a high patronage, high geographic spread and are associated with National Days, and/or important Cultural Festivals.

 

Categories of Grant

Amount

Opening Date

Closing Date

Province Targeted

Small Grants

Not more than R500 000.00

12-Jul-15

10-Sep-15

Free State, Mpumalanga, Northern Cape and North West

Medium Grants

R500 001 – R5 million

Large Grants

R5 million - R10 000 000.00

 

 

 

 

CLUSTER 2:  This Cluster is only for Applications from Eastern Cape, Gauteng, Kwa-Zulu Natal, Limpopo and Western Cape

 

Categories of Grant

Amount

Opening Date

Closing Date

Province Targeted

Small Grants

Not more than R500 000.00

14-Sep-15

22-Oct-15

Eastern Cape, Gauteng, Kwa-Zulu Natal, Limpopo,  and Western Cape,

Medium Grants

R500 001 – R5 million

Large Grants

R5 million - R10 000 000.00

 

  • All applicants for amounts below R500 000.00 must comply fully with the prescribed application form (FORM 2010/2) and the 2015 Guidelines by submitting all the required documents in the prescribed format and by the advertised deadline.
  • All applicants for amounts in excess of R500 000.00, must fill in the prescribed application form (FORM 2010/1) and comply fully with the mandatory documents rules.
  • Irrespective of the amounts applied for, the Distributing Agency shall, at its discretion, determine the amount to be made to each approved application after duly considering the budget available for distribution and the number of applications received.
  • Only applications from organisations whose mandate, primary objectives, expertise and track record are in the Arts, Culture, Environment and National Heritage field will be considered. (Organisations like Home-Based Care, Orphanages, Drop-in Centres, Old Age Homes, Soup Kitchens, Sport Clubs, and Early Childhood Development Centres [Crèches] will not be considered.)  

 

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: 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 as early as possible but no later than the prescribed deadline.

 

THE FOLLOWING APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED FOR FUNDING:

           

  • Late applications.
  • Applications not on the prescribed FORM 2010/1 for organisations applying for more than   R500 000.00
  • Applications not on the prescribed FORM 2010/2 for organisations applying for less than

R500 000.00.

 

IMPORTANT NOTE:

 

  • For previously funded organisations, annual financial statements MUST reflect the full allocation of grants received from the NLDTF as a separate line item naming the NLDTF in the Income Statement of the financial statements.  This is a condition of the Grant.

 

  • Beware of consultants and those who offer to assist in the application process for a fee. The National Lotteries Commission does not sell Application Forms, Guidelines and Other Templates. Applicants should not pay for these documents from any other person or organisation.

 

  • Applicants are advised not to pay for assistance in completing application forms. Payment for such services from the allocated grant will constitute a breach of grant agreement.

 

  • The NLC should be contacted for guidance on how to complete application forms. Should applicants choose to pay for assistance; the NLC will not cover for such costs when allocating the grant to successful applicants. Payment for such services from the allocated grant will constitute a breach of grant agreement. 

 

The prescribed application forms (FORM 2010/1 and FORM 2010/2) and the 2015 Guidelines are available from the following NLC offices:

                       

HEAD OFFICE POSTAL ADDRESS:

HEAD OFFICE PHYSICAL ADDRESS:

Grant Funding Office

Block D, Hatfield Gardens

Private Bag X101

333 Grosvenor Street

Brooklyn Square

Hatfield

0075

Pretoria, 0001

Tel: 08600 65383

Tel: 08600 65383

 

 

LIMPOPO PROVINCIAL OFFICE:

EAST CAPE PROVINCIAL OFFICE:

No 5 Landross Mare Street

Phase 4A, Waverley Office Park

Polokwane

Phillip Frame Road

0699

Chislehurst

 

East London, 5200

Tel: 015 299-4660

Tel: 043 813-3510

 

 

NORTHERN CAPE PROVINCIAL OFFICE:

WESTERN CAPE PROVINCIAL OFFICE:

Suite D, 9 Roper Street

Manhattan Place

Kimberley

130 Bree Street

8300

Cape Town, 8000

Tel: 053 813-4310

Tel: 021 816-1810

 

 

FREE STATE PROVINCIAL OFFICE:

MPUMALANGA PROVINCIAL OFFICE:

321 Corner Ryk & Stateway

25 Rood Street

Welkom CBD

Sonheuwel Dorp

9459

Nelspruit, 1200

Tel: 057 815 3010

Tel: 013 813 4810

 

 

KWAZULU-NATAL PROVINCIAL OFFICE:

NORTH WEST PROVINCIAL OFFICE:

Office 22, Smartxchange Building

16 Aerodrome Crescent

05 Walnut Road

Industrial Side

Durban

Mahikeng

4001

2745

Tel: 031 817-4410

Tel: 018 815 3010

                                                        

Website: www.nlcsa.org.za/Arts.html

In order to be considered for funding, applications should reach the National Lotteries Commission Offices as soon as possible but by no later than the dates provided above for each category. The Distributing Agency reserves the right not to make grants or decide on the amount to be allocated.