FUNDING FOR HERITAGE PROJECTS – Call for funding coming soon…
DO YOU HAVE A PROJECT ON HERITAGE AND NEED FUNDING? THE NATIONAL HERITAGE COUNCIL WOULD LIKE TO HELP YOU AND YOUR COMMUNITY SUBJECT TO MEETING ALL NATIONAL HERITAGE COUNCIL’S REQUIREMENTS.
Applications are invited from the following:
Educational institutions participating in heritage projects * Non-profit Companies (NPCs) * Non-governmental Organisations (NGOs) * Community based Organisations (CBOs) * Associations * Individuals who are involved in heritage projects/programmes- and must be willing to partner with qualifying institutions for their project implementation and financial reporting * Foundations * Trusts.
NB: Organisations that qualify for funding but do not have the necessary compliant requirements must be willing to be administered or partner with credible organisations or institutions (excluding these business formations: close corporations, (Pty) Ltd, Section 21 for gain organisations and cooperatives) for purposes of financial reporting (audited financial statements) and capacity building. (A partnership agreement that defines roles of the partners should be submitted with the application.
• Close Corporations (CC companies) * (Pty) Ltd* Section 21 for gain* Cooperatives* Family Trusts
• Employees of the National Heritage Council and their immediate families are not eligible to apply for funding with the NHC
• Government agencies receiving funds from the Department of Arts & Culture
• Local Government (Municipalities cannot apply for own projects)
Projects must have been initiated in South Africa and support the National Heritage Council Strategic Initiatives with preference given to projects that respond to the government’s national imperatives and be heritage focused guided by the following principles:
✓ education and awareness;
✓ nation building;
✓ capacity building,
✓ sustainable & impactful projects;
✓ equity and redress of historic imbalances; and
✓ creation of partnerships.
Special attention will be given to the following categories:
a) Heritage Research & publication;
b) Liberation Heritage;
c) Indigenous Communities;
d) Education & Heritage;
e) Youth & Heritage;
f) Women & Heritage.
NB: qualifying projects of people living with disabilities will be given priority.
Important Application Guidelines
Applicants must use the National Heritage Council Application Form available on the website www.nhc.org.za or can be requested through our e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone number (012) 348 1663
How to submit your application
By Registered Post: The National Heritage Council, P O Box 74097, Lynnwood Ridge, 0040.
By Hand delivery: Office No. 16, Domus Building, No 57 Cnr Kasteel and Ingersol Roads, Lynnwood Glen, Pretoria.
1) No faxed or emailed application forms will be accepted.
2) Only one (1) application per organisation per financial year will be accepted.
Applications received without the following documents will not be considered
a) Fully completed NHC application form
b) Organisational Constitution/ Deed of Trust/ Articles of Association.
c) Fully Completed declaration forms (SBD4 and SBD8)
d) Your company/organisation registration certificate/Trust Deed with details of the Board of Directors or Trustees;
e) Your current Tax Clearance Certificate valid for at least six (6) months (original copy)
f) Latest financial statements for newly registered organisations MUST be accompanied by a commitment letter from their audit firm/registered accountant. In the case of organisations that have been operational for more than one year- audited financial statements are required.
g) Certified identity documents of authorised persons
h) A detailed Business plan;
i) A project Proposal with a project plan and an itemised budget.
How will you know if your proposal was successful?
Successful applicants will be contacted directly and published on the NHC website and the annual report after contractual agreements are concluded. Should applicants not hear from the NHC within 90 days after the closing date, they should consider their application unsuccessful.
NB: Successful applicants will be subjected to verification prior to official notification and contracting.
Projects operating in more than one province will be assumed as having National impact and may apply for funds up to a maximum of R500 000.00
The National Heritage Council reserves the right to award or not to award funding.
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