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Call for grants of over R500 000 to R5 million now open – Deadline 3 September (call for applications of under R500 000 will open on 1 October – deadline of 12 November).

The LONG wait is over. The South African National Lottery has announced the details and dates of its 2015 Charities call. Contact details of its nine regional offices are also now available. Much has changed in the way that grants will be made. For example, the < R500 000 category is for smaller emerging organisations that have not had Lottery money before. Happily, the option of acting as a conduit for new organisations has once again been included.

Focus areas are home-based care, orphans, the disabled, ECD, ABET and vocational training, with preference given to NPOs serving rural and  poor  communities.

For guidelines, application forms and details of regional offices: http://www.nlcsa.org.za/call-for-applications-charities-sector/