Closing Date: 20 February 2015


New Call for proposals for Agrarian reform and Land Restitution is open and the closing date is 20 February 2015 at 16h00.


Established in June 2006, the Multi-Agency Grants Initiative (MAGI) is a collaborative venture between Humanist Institute for Co-operation with Developing Countries (HIVOS), Atlantic Philanthropies, Uthando and the Ford Foundation. The purpose of the fund is to provide a responsive mechanism for the provision of small grant funding to organisations at community level within South Africa.


MAGI promotes a stronger and more sustainable CBO sector through grant making support, capacity building, brokering of services, partnership-building and monitoring and evaluation. The participation of a number of donors in the initiative ensures sharing of resources, a reduction of overheads and increased effectiveness. The partnership has been set up with the explicit objective of developing best-practice methodologies and providing a model for indigenous grant-making capacity.


SECTORS: The focus of the fund is on the following sectors:


Rural Mobilisation Fund:

The Fund has been established to strengthen the organisational capacity of community-based organisation and grassroots organisations to engage in struggles for social justice in rural areas of South Africa.


Defence of Democracy Fund:

The Defence of Democracy Fund‘s purpose is to provide a responsive mechanism for the provision of small grants funding to organisations at community level that work to defend and deepen democracy in South Africa.


Farm workers & Rural livelihoods:

Focus on projects supporting and promoting the basic human rights of farm workers and the rural poor and projects advocating on behalf of this group.


Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Rights:

Emerging groups or organisations in communities that focus on safe-spaces, mainstreaming and promoting LGBT rights, awareness-raising and consciousness-raising activities, capacity-building and networking.


Refugee Rights:

Focus on projects promoting rights awareness and protection of marginalised migrant groups, including refugees & asylum seekers. (Unsolicited applications are not accepted for this category).


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