What does the Community Chest Grant Making process entail?

Since our founding in 1928, The Community Chest has been granting funds to more than 1000 local non-profit organisations across South Africa. In the last year we have distributed over R37 234 666 million in funds from contributions donated by generous local individuals, Trust, Corporates, Estates and other investments. On average, we give support to over 150 organisations, annually. We also respond to unanticipated financial needs of local community projects, schools, individuals and emergency disasters when needed.

Other services offered by our grants department:

  • Operational and Programmatic Support
  • Donor Advised Giving
  • Monitoring and Project Management Advice
  • Project Impact and Data Conversations (PIDAC) visits to beneficiary organisations across the province
Who can apply?

All NGOs who subscribe to the standards in the NPO Code are eligible to apply for a Community Chest grant.

Applicants must work within the key focus areas of the Community Chest: Health, Education, Income Generation and Community Development.

When to apply?

Please email us to inquire application dates as these vary through the year. All grants are determined through an application and review process.

What documents are required?

The following documents are compulsory:

  • NPO Registration Certificate, NPC Certificate, Trust Certificate
  • PBO Letter from SARS
  • Section 18A
  • Signed founding document, e.g., Constitution, Trust Deed, MOI
  • Tax Clearance Certificate for current financial year
  • Audited Financial Statements current financial year, signed & dated
  • Auditor should be IRBA registered
  • Proof of Bank Account (RICA)
  • Annual Report current financial year
  • Signed AGM current financial year
  • List of Board Members
  • List of Senior Staff Members

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