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The Childwick Trust: International

What services do they offer:

  • The Jim Joel Fund, a funding scheme under the Childwick Trust, provides grants to South African NGOs supporting education and early childhood development. One example is a South African training and development NGO that they have supported since 1997 with awards of ranging from $65,000 to $100,000.

Who Qualifies:

  • The Trust also operates in South Africa. This area of our Objects reflects the Joel family’s long involvement in the mining industry in South Africa. Predominantly funds are given to Early Childhood Development Projects and applications are administered on behalf of The Directors by Mrs. Giuliana Bland at The Childwick Trust’s Jim Joel Fund in South Africa.
  • Mrs. Bland can be contacted via email or by telephone on (0027) 011 704 6539. Office hours are Monday and Tuesday mornings between 8am-1pm.
  • The Trust also provides funding for South African residents to promote education through Charitable Institutions in South Africa or the U.K.

Deadlines

To be considered for funding, an application must also meet the following requirements:
  • Applications should be written, with a fully completed cover sheet
  • Applications should be no longer than 2 pages of A4
  • Applications must clearly and concisely describe the project for which funding is being sought
  • Applications should include breakdown of costing for the project
  • Applications SHOULD NOT include charity accounts
  • Applications SHOULD NOT include DVDs, newsletters or bulky reports
  • Applications that do not meet these requirements will not be considered for funding – should we require any further documentation, we will request it.

Allen Foundation: International

What services do they offer:

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  • The Allen Foundation was established in 1975 by agricultural chemist William Webster in Michigan. The goal of the Foundation is to finance projects willing to improve human nutrition by means of conducting research, establishing education programmes or training on the subject of nutrition. The Foundation is mainly interested in projects that explore the link between nutrition and health – how embracing a healthier diet leads to a healthier lifestyle. The Foundation has given money also to organisations working in areas where malnutrition and hunger are among main problems to be solved.

Who Qualifies:

  • Further nutritional research
  • Educate mothers, during and after pregnancy, so that good nutritional habits can be formed at an early age.
  • Disseminate good nutritional practices and habits
  • Train new nutritional educators who will work with segments of the population in the need of nutritional advice
  • Exceptionally, the Foundation also gives money to solve urgent problems of hunger derived from unexpected circumstances such as natural disasters or wars.

Deadlines

  • Applications are accepted via the online system accessible from the Foundation’s website, here. There is a fixed form to be filled in; applicants must present 250 words executive summary, 1000 words proposal, and a budget justifying all the foreseen expenses. Additionally, organisations must provide evidence about their non-profit legal status and researchers must provide a short biography highlighting their academic background and experience.
  • The deadline for submitting online application is December 31 every year. After registering for submitting a proposal, applicants are given a personal password to access, review, and amend their proposals up to the deadline. A list with the winning projects is posted on the Foundation’s website in June. A complete list of all the projects funded so far is available here.
South Africa
(011) 355 7687/7977/7878(011) 355 7687/7977/7878

Department of Social Development

What services do they offer:

  • Early Childhood Development Centre (Crèches) is a facility that provides learning an support appropriate to the child’s developmental age and stage.
  • Funding and assistance with setting up ECD sites

Who Qualifies:

  • Organisations that are running ECD Centres (including crèches) in the community for children between the ages of 0 – 6 years

Deadlines

  • Complete an application form for registration as a place of care
  • Develop a weekly menu and daily programme
Submit:
  • a building plan/hand drawn sketches of building
  • copy of constitution, signed and dated (for funding purposes)
  • service/Business Plan (for application for funding
  • financial report of the past year (for funding purposes)
  • contract with the owner of the building (lease – for funding purposes)
  • Undergo assessment from the Local Authority on structural and health requirements

National Offices: Contact Details

  • GAUTENG (011) 355 7687/7977/7878
  • LIMPOPO (015) 293 6004/ 6054/6011/6053
  • NORTH WEST (018) 387 3434/0255/3497/0281
  • MPUMALANGA (013) 766 3098/3253/3031
  • FREE STATE (051) 400 0302 / 0304/0307
  • EASTERN CAPE 043 605 5000
  • KWAZULU-NATAL (033) 264 5400
  • WESTERN CAPE (021) 483 3858/3765/3158/5445
  • NORTHERN CAPE (053) 807 5600

Nedbank (CSI)

What services do they offer:

  • Assistance was given to a variety of school-based educational projects, early-childhood development, rural-school refurbishment, support for teacher training initiatives, support to tertiary institutions and any other priority areas in education in line with national priorities.

Who Qualifies:

  • The following process is applied when considering a project for funding:
  • A background check is done by requesting information on the organisation and individuals within that organisation.
  • A Nedbank Foundation official conducts a face-to-face interview with representatives of the organisation to understand the project needs.
  • The Nedbank Foundation official undertakes a visit of the project to confirm facts.
  • The Nedbank Foundation ensures that proper financial control measures and governance structures exist within projects.
  • Confirmation of cofunders’ names is done to eliminate the possibility of a conflict of interest, avoid reputational risk to the bank and duplicated funding for the same purpose.

Deadlines:

  • Proposals are approved by the head of the foundation, the management committee or the board of trustees, depending on the value of the proposal.
  • Qualifying criteria: Projects must fall within the specified focus areas, be sustainable and, where feasible, must qualify for a minimum of three years’ investment support.
South Africa

Telkom (CSI)

What services do they offer:

  • The Telkom Foundation conducts all Telkom SA SOC Limited’s corporate social investment initiatives. The Telkom Foundation was established in 1998 and registered as a trust in 2002 for the purpose. Over the years, the Telkom Foundation has made meaningful contributions to disadvantaged communities by providing to the improvement of their livelihoods through a range of structured programmes. The Foundation is committed to making meaningful contributions to these communities through investment in education, community relief programmes and employee volunteerism.

Who Qualifies:

Education – to improve numeracy and literacy with emphasis on Maths, Science and Technology

  • Entrepreneurship – in support of the empowerment of small businesses as a vehicle for job creation
  • Blue Flag programmes – provision of assistance to communities who are victims of different forms of disasters

Deadlines:

Hollard Investment ECD Project (CSI)

What services do they offer:

  • The Hollard Insurance Group established the Hollard Foundation Trust in 2006, from which time Hollard has been supporting the Foundation financially, through employee involvement and volunteering and participation on its Board.
  • We realise the importance for children and society of investing in children’s foundation years (0-9 years old) and so the Foundation’s and our focus is on the health, nutrition and education needs of children in this age group in the Midvaal, a large municipal area south of Johannesburg, providing them with the opportunity to achieve their full potential in life.  This is done via the Kago Ya Bana programme in Midvaal.

Who Qualifies:

Early Childhood Development (ECD)

  • Primary and secondary schools
  • After-school care centers
  • Homes for children infected with HIV/AIDS
  • Healing through the arts child and youth center
  • Streetwise Finance
  • Supports of the annual Rally to Read in partnership with McCarthy and the Read Educational Trust – we have sponsored and participated since 2001

Deadlines

  • No deadlines given
South Africa

Tshikululu Social Investment (CSI)

What services do they offer:

  • Tshikululu Social Investments is South Africa’s leading corporate social investment (CSI) manager.
  • Led by a team of thought leaders, Tshikululu provides private sector entities with a one-stop service to undertake comprehensive social investment and community grant making in line with national and international development trends.
  • Our team of professionals offers financial management, risk and legal services and expertise in education, health, social development, job creation, agricultural livelihoods, bursary management, the environment, arts, culture and heritage and capital projects.

Deadlines

ECD Training organisations (accredited Level 4 and 5 training for ECD practitioners)

  • Organisations which include children with disabilities; and Programmes which actively and constructively include parents in the ECD of their children
  • debeers-application-2013_1.pdf
  • Re-applications to be considered at the July 2014 Trustees meeting must be received by 13 June 2014.

Early-Childhood Development

Individual school requests, including ECD centers;

Early childhood development (ECD)

  • Early childhood is the most rapid period of development in a human life. The positive effects of ECD programmes can change the development trajectory of children by the time they enter school – and a school-ready child has less chance of repeating a grade, being placed in special education, or being a school drop-out.
  • HMMET will undertake the following activities in achieving its objectives in ECD:

Capacity building and mentorship of ECD practitioners

Early Childhood Development, which aims to increase access to high-quality ECD services, both formally and informally, for as many children as possible, by means of:

Home and community-based programming, including home visiting, playgroup, and toy library programmes. Preference will be given to well-designed proposals that aim to proactively include parents/caregivers in the ECD process.

Training relating to children with disabilities. Funding will be provided to train ECD practitioners about early identification and intervention for children with disabilities. In addition, funding will be provided for trained practitioners providing support to parents with children with disabilities (e.g., through support groups, referrals, networking, training, etc.).

 

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