Funding

About our Funding

The National Heritage Council (NHC) is a statutory body established in terms of Section 3 of the National Heritage Council Act 11 of 1999.  It has, as one of its key mandates, a responsibility of disbursing funds for approved heritage projects.  In allocating these funds, the National Heritage Council aspires to expand the base of participation of heritage organizations in the country. Applications are invited from individuals, organizations and institutions.

Our funding will give priority to proposals in the following focus areas:

1. Education and Training

Projects that have a potential to integrate heritage conservation and management into the education system. It may include research, knowledge production, capacity building and skills development in conservation and management of heritage resources.

2. Liberation Heritage

Projects involved in the preservation of the historical South African liberation heritage struggle and utilised as a catalyst to stimulate local economic development. It may involve  identifying, researching and packaging Liberation Heritage Route sites.

3. Heritage Research & Publication

Research projects in all sub-disciplines of heritage are welcomed.

4. Indigenous Groups heritage initiatives in the country

The capturing and impact analysis of the origins and historical context of colonialism, oppression and obliteration of the identity and values of the people upon which colonialization was imposed.

5. Women and Heritage

Projects which seek to explore and trace the historical contribution and achievement of women in the promotion, conservation and management of our heritage. 

6. Youth and Heritage

Projects that explore ways in which heritage can be used effectively to maximise the role of the youth in the promotion and conservation of heritage resources.

NB: You are advised to read the strict requirements before you apply and ensure that your project is heritage related.

Applicants must provide all the necessary compliant documents when making applications and these are reflected on the NHC Public Funding Guidelines, NHC Public Call and NHC Application Form which must be used when making an application for funding from all nine provinces.

Funding Policy 2019

Who do we Fund?

Applications are invited from the following: 

1. Educational Institutions participating in heritage projects
2. Non-Profit companies (NPCs)
3. Community based organisations (CBOs)
4. Non-governmental organisations (NGOs)
5. Associations
6. Foundations
7. Community Trusts (NB: family Trusts excluded)
8. Section 21 companies not for gain
9. Individuals who are involved in heritage research projects and have partnered with a qualifying entity/organisation

 

Exclusions:

1. Closed Corporations (CC companies)
2. (Pty) Ltd registered companies
3. Section 21 for gain companies
4. Cooperatives
5. Employees of the National Heritage Council, their spouses and immediate family members are not eligible to apply for funding with the NHC
6. National, provincial, and local government including their Agencies and entities
7. Beneficiaries of the Department of Arts & Culture cannot apply for funding or be in partnership with applicants.
8. Organisations that are currently funded by the NHC and are still implementing (active).
9. Projects whose applications cover the following:
Home based care
Drop in centre and HIV centre
Performing arts/festival/theatre/drama/dancing/music/fine arts
Film Production
Training not related to heritage
Construction and renovations proposals

How to Apply and Submit?

The funding application form and additional documents can be downloaded below, requested through our e-mail addressfunding@nhc.org.za or obtained from our offices when the funding call is out.

Fully completed application forms must be returned to the National Heritage Council offices at this address: Office No 16, Domus Building No 57 Cnr Ingersol & Kasteel Roads, Lynnwood Glen, 0081 (Physical address) OR P O Box 74097, Lynnwood Ridge, 0040 by post.

No faxed or emailed application forms will be accepted.
Organisations that submit more than one application per financial year will be DISQUALIFIED.

Successful applicants will be contacted directly. Should you not hear from the NHC within 90 days after the closing date, you should consider your application unsuccessful.

Funding ceiling amount: R500 000.00

Funding ranges:

Small: R10 000 to R50 000; Medium R51 000 to R100 000; Large R100 001 to R500 000

 

The National Heritage Council reserves the right to award or not to award funding.

THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTS ARE IMPORTANT AND CAN BE DOWNLOADED HERE:

SBD-8-Declaration-of-past-SCM-Practices

SBD-4-Declaration-of-Interest

Business-plan-template (example-for-funded-projects)

Application Requirements

The following documents are necessary for submitting a funding proposal to the NHC:

1. Official NHC Application form for 2019
2. Organisations’ relevant and valid registration documents
3. Organisation’s Constitution
4. Valid tax clearance certificate; No Tax Exemption Certificate/tax registration letter.
5. Latest financial bank statements
6. A confirmation letter from the audit firm/bookkeepers
7. Audited Financial Statements for organisations registered for more than one year;
8. Fully completed declaration forms (SBD4 and SBD8)
9. A detailed Business plan
10. A project plan with itemised budget
11. Certified identity documents of authorised persons

Funded Projects

2018-Current

Project

Description

FundingReceived

Year

Project Location

Myezo Growth & Development Institute

Preservation, promotion and protection of indigenous languages through poetry and storytelling

R120 000

2018

Eastern Cape

Kusile Women Empowerment

Conducting research on Indigenous Knowledge Systems

R100 000

2018

Eastern Cape

Buki MM Edify

Researching, publishing a book and producing a documentary on the liberation of South Africa

R300 000

2018

Eastern Cape

Nokwindla Heritage Foundation

Researching and narrating the liberation struggle stories depicting the liberation heritage route by young people while preserving the memory of fallen heroes in the Sakhisizwe Municipality

R100 000

2018

Eastern Cape

Novensi Organisation

Research, documentation and profiling of Amawele (twins) rituals (around the life-cycle from birth,initiation, marriage and death)

R100 000

2018

Eastern Cape

Jongintaba Heritage Hub

Conducting research on the preservation of cultural sites, traditional values, objects and museum collections of historic and cultural significance to AbaThembu and its kingdom

R300 000

2018

Eastern Cape

Leotlela Cultural Group

Working with youth in schools doing story-telling, poetry, finger spelling to deaf learners to unearth any kind of book and documentaries

R100 000

2018

Free State

Free State Research & Development Institution

Conducting research on tangible and intangible heritage of the Free State cultural heritage practitioners and establish partnerships

R100 000

2018

Free State

Volksblad Kuntefees

Intergenerational transfer of indigenous heritage through youth dialogue and reflection on Xun! And Khoi heritage and its place in contemporary SA as a means to fister social cohesion, youth capacity building and continued skills transfer pertaining to visual culture and production

R100 000

2018

Free State

Eliot Sabelo Makhubo Foundation

Using the power of DVD as a tool of heritage preservation and to place the Ndebele graphics within aesthetic tapestry and explore how the emergent platforms can be used to promote the culture of Ndebele graphics

R100 000

2018

Gauteng

i-Afrika Theatre Education

Unearthing the struggle of Tsakane and documenting all local unsung heroes and heroines of the liberation struggle and how their history contributed to the legacy of Nelson Mandela as one of the founding fathers of our democracy

R100 000

2018

Gauteng

Azania Research Centre

Conducting research on the African traditional healing techniques with reference to the Madibeng District

R100 000

2018

Gauteng

Afrika Leadership Development Institute

Implementing a project for the enhancement of South African historiography, and promotion of reconciliation among kingdoms and black nations in the country. Implementation is targeted at the Eastern Cape chiefs

R150 000

2018

Eastern Cape

Muandiso NPC

Creating awareness through a collective heritage project to depict the heritage of SAAF museum as a centre of aviation history and cultural enrichment based on commonly learnt aviation experiences and working with the youth in Limpopo, KwaZulu-Natal and the Eastern Cape to create a publication

R120 000

2018

Gauteng

Black House Kollective Foundation

Sourcing written and oral archives, identifying indigenous men and women involved in the arts, language, politics and philosophy activism to be published in a book

R100 000

2018

Gauteng

iARi

Researching the state of African families as contextualised in the National Policy on South African Living Heritage

R300 000

2018

Gauteng

South African Arts and Culture Youth Forum

Promoting reconciliation and nation-building through training youth in schools on the national flag, AU song and the National Anthem targeting different provinces

R100 000

2018

Gauteng

Eskhaleni Arts & Culture Initiative

Aims to revive old African indigenous musical instruments and train the youth on how to make and play these instruments

R150 000

2018

KwaZulu-Natal

Diakonia Council of Churches

Conducting research and producing a documentary that covers heritage mapping of the historic missionary reserves and to profile leading Nomhlevu African Intellectuals

R300 000

2018

KwaZulu-Natal

Mzala Nxumalo Centre

 

R280 000

2018

KwaZulu-Natal

Nandi Publishers

The research and revival of Rev. John Langalibalele Dube writing through publication

R100 000

2018

KwaZulu-Natal

University of Venda

Facilitating research project on issues related to heritage, cultural practices and the history of the Davhana/ Makhado and Ramabulana dynasty

R120 000

2018

Limpopo

Thodzini Community & Youth Development

Conducting research on socio-cultural similarities & differences among Lemba Youth in South Africa & Zimbabwe

R150 000

2018

Limpopo

Funanzwau Environmental Project

Conducting research to identify geographical structures of the sacred caves and mountains and develop infrastructure that allows greater access to otherwise hard-to-reach attractions. Facilitating the development and management of the areas, thus empowering the local community.

 

R100 000

2018

Limpopo

WHY SALA Organisation

Celebrating 100 years of Nelson Mandela through painting and graffiti, to create employment and nation building including creating awareness about SA liberation heritage

R100 000

2018

Northern Cape

!Khwa ttu San Heritage Centre

Training San women and youth around San medicinal plants including tracing wild animals, creating an opportunity for these women to open their own businesses or become self-employed as tour guides

R100 000

2018

Western Cape

Early Learning Resource Unit

Conducting research on the knowledge systems and practices in Lusikisiki and Langa

R100 000

2018

Western Cape

Cape Peninsula University of Technology

Promoting the best practices that are geared towards an inclusive learning space and the provision of knowledge in various indigenous languages

R150 000

2018

Western Cape

The African Arts, Culture Education and Sports Trust

Cultural and heritage project spread over three provinces and is designed to educate, uplift and instill traditional values through a traditional storytelling project hosted by renowned author, Dr Sindiwe Magona

R100 000

2018

Western Cape

2017-2018

Project

Description

FundingReceived 

Year

Project Location

Ecumenical Services For Socia-Economic Transformation

Profile of unsung apartheid liberation struggle heroes within the faith sector in Limpopo

R200 000

2017

Limpopo

Reatlegile Youth Advisory Centre

Story-telling and Praise Poetry

R100 000

2017

Mpumalanga

Lekhotla la Basotho

Research, collect and document Sesotho names, colours, sporting events and myths associated with Basotho horses

R150 000

2017

Free State

Global Village Museum

Collecting different patterns of Litema-murals and cultural messages as part of Basotho cultural heritage

R100 000

2017

Free State

The Herman Charles Bosman Living Museum

Research and data gathering by community members of the Groot Marico on the lifestyle of their ancestors

R150 000

2017

North West

African Young Eco Minds Dialogue

Compiling and producingthe research and approach of intergeneration learning from elders

R150 000

2017

Limpopo

Bofihla Cultural and Historic Museum

Collection, documentation and exhibition of tangible and intangible heritage of QwaQwa and Free State

R150 000

2017

Free State

Dikutwana Development Centre

Research, uncover and preservation of clan praise, poems project in Makhudumathamaga Municipality

R120 000

2017

Limpopo

Kopano Theatre Club

Preserving, promoting and celebrating the heritage and archaeology of the Taung Skull Heritage Site

R150 000

2017

North West

Youth In Nation

Improving and empowering youth by creating platforms for youth engagement, education and collaboration

R120 000

2017

Limpopo

Ditoro Development Outreach NPC

Book development on culture and traditions of the Batlokwa tribe and how they relate to the successful implementation of the national development plan

R120 000

2017

Limpopo

Tswelopele Community Project

Workshop on theanthropology subject to grade 10-12 learners with the aim of stimulating interest in followinganthropology as a career

R160 000

2017

North West

Sol Plaatjie University

Heritage Research and Publication, Education and Heritage

R250 000

2017

Northern Cape

Mapulaneng Writers Association

Research into the language of the Mapulana

R160 000

2017

Mpumalanga

Puku Children’s Literature Foundation

Khoisan research to building an extensive database of storytellers, librarians, writers, publishers, broadcasters, language practitioners, illustrators and teachers in the Indigenous Language

R250 000

2017

Northern Cape

Selope Thema Foundation Trust

Documentary and online archives, Photographic and audio-visuals archives

R250 000

2017

Limpopo

The Pride of Ubuntu Arts Centre

Launching a heritage project in schools that will educate our primary school learners and communities about their national identities, hosting of flags and the preamble of the constitution

R150 000

2017

Northern Cape

Upbeat Youth Centre

Training of 500 young people on Cosmology, Ubuntu, Taxonomies, Norman and Indigenous Knowledge System based technologies

R100 000

2017

Mpumalanga

Source Point

Indigenous environmental cultural stories from elders within the community arecaptured, archived and relayed to community artists who embody these stories with the help of the community

R150 000

2017

Northern Cape

Velaninjabulo Organisation

Post production, Production field work, Production of a documentary

R180 000

2017

North West

African Conservation Trust

Cutting edge technology such as 3D laser scanning, GIS mapping and advanced photographic enhancement

R120 000

2017

Mpumalanga

Vhembe Arts and Culture

Traditional dances of Vhavenda, nations such as Tshikona and Malende

R120 000

2017

Limpopo

PAST

Using South Africa’s ancient heritage to promote tolerance of diversity and national unity

R200 000

2017

Gauteng & All Provinces

HSRC

Preserving South Africa’s liberation by facilitating the documentation of the history of military veterans through autobiographies

R200 000

2017

National

Amatjathangubo YouthArts&Culture Music Centre

Preserving a lifestyle of amaNdebele as their only tradition to maintain respect

R200 000

2017

Mpumalanga

2016-2017

Project

Description

FundingReceived

Year

Project Location

Swilombe Music Association

Traditional Cultural Music  Training

R100 000

2016

Limpopo

Phansi Museum Trust

“Just Passing Through” visual artists of Umkhumbane.  The book will provide narrative and biographical details of the arts and artists who have spent time in the Umkhumbane area over the last 50 years

R120 000

2016

KwaZulu-Natal

Open Heritage

Preservation of indigenous vernacular architecture within South Africa

R130 000

2016

Western Cape

Karoo Dynamics

Researching, facilitating and marketing the creation of a Battlefields Heritage Route in the Southern Free State and Upper Northern Cape in twelve small towns

R260 000

2016

Northern Cape

Ifa Lethu Foundation

Documenting and preserving Indigenous Knowledge for innovation and development in the Creative Sector. The project will be located in the Nkangala District of the Mpumalanga province  where aged indigenous knowledge practitioners contribute immensely to the development of society

R100 000

2016

Gauteng

Resonance Bazaar

Research, archival & educational project using cultural research

R100 000

2016

Western Cape

United Proactive Artists

Documentary research on topic: Rainbow nation or Racist nation

R100 000

2016

Gauteng

i-Afrika Theatre Education

Educational & research work on the life & times of O.R Tambo targeting school children

R120 000

2016

Gauteng

Heavenly Promise 123

Documentation of the life and struggle of MK Commander on the previously funded book into a DVD

R100 000

2016

Gauteng

Sekhukhune Community Initiatives

Sekhukhune Heritage Digital Repository on Youth Training programme

R100 000

2016

Limpopo

Campus After Hours

The Project includes research about African civilization, culture and heritage

R100 000

2016

Gauteng

Maru Ciberconnect NPC

Provide a programme to be used for capacitating Khoi San communities in the Northern Cape to use photo stories to document their heritage and culture

R110 000

2016

Northern Cape

NPT Education & Development Institute

To provide educational support, skills development, arts, culture and heritageprogrammes to the schools around Hekpoort

R100 000

2016

North West

Sefako Mapogo Makgatho Foundation

Further research on Sefako Makgatho’s life in the liberation struggle under the banner of ANC. The main objective is to create the centre of memory on the Legacy of Sefako Mapogo Makgatho

R100 000

2016

Gauteng

Eastern Cape Cultural Help Desk

To facilitate and project manage process of the formal  constitution of the Ingquza Hill Memorial Site ofthe Mpondo Revolt in terms of the National Cultural Institution Act ,Pertinent Heritage, and Conservation Laws

R455 000

2016

Eastern Cape

Govan Mbeki Arts & Culture Forum

Research on the heritage site to record the potato boycott around the history of Nomoya Masilela, Gert Sibande, Victor Khayiyane and Nokuthula Simelane

R120 000

2016

Mpumalanga

Legal Language Institute

Develop a legal framework that allows the practice of African Customary law and indigenous languages, develop an academic & legal thought & problem solving processes using Indigenous Knowledge Systems, and provide training & development to Traditional Leaders, Chiefs & Court Interpreters

R150 000

2016

Gauteng

Each-one Life One Social Services

A project to research a viability of specific programmes that can be anchor programmes in Celebrating O.R Tambo’s  centenary

R450 000

2016

Gauteng

Africa Meets Africa

This project involves the development of a Teacher’s Guide & learners workbook in the Pathways through the Interior series Africa Meets Africa

R100 000

2016

Free State

Human Rights Media Centre

This is an oral history project that documents the life stories of Ashley Kriel Detachment in a book

R100 000

2016

Western Cape

Lawrence Ntikinca in partnership with IDT

Researching, writing & publishing a book on the history, development and current situation in Clarkebury

R240 000

2016

Eastern Cape

Amahlubi Royal Trust

To initiate a discourse on the meaning of traditional Amahlubi Heritage in the 21st century

R125 000

2016

KwaZulu-Natal

Riboningo Mentorship & Leadership

Research and plant indigenous healthy foods to produce a recipe book and menu towards a healthy lifestyle

R120 000

2016

Gauteng

2014-2015

Project

Description

FundingReceived

Year

Project Location

African Footprints of Hope Organisation

Development of Raymond Mhlaba Legacy

R200 000

2014

Eastern Cape

Tlhakoyapele Cultural and Heritage Institute

Research and recording of activities of liberation icons in the North West Province.

R150 000

2014

North West

African Library Trust

To save local cemetery registers and church records from further detoriation, market and publish a book from the derived.

R119 936

2014

Northern Cape

Cape Peninsula University

The development of languages with specific focus on isiXhosa, the promotion of multilingualism within the institution and integration of languages into connect in academic across faculties.

R200 000

2014

Western Cape

Swahombe Dramatic Ensemble

To preserve and promote indigenous stories and honour the practise of indigenous story telling in Limpopo.

R100 000

2014

Limpopo

Robert Mangaliso Sobukwe Trust

To research Sobukwe’s Legacy and histories of Graag-Reinet and liberation struggle in the area and produce manuscript for publication.

R250 000

2014

Eastern Cape

South African History Archives

To conduct archival research and oral history collection into heritage of visual resistance. To conduct workshops with learners on ways in which this heritage can be used to create socially engorged designs.

R100 000

2014

Gauteng

Pniel Erfenis-en-Kultuur Trust

Heritage and Cultural awareness and History of this former Mission Station for slaves of freed blacksthrough exhibitions-workshops

R41 500

2014

Western Cape

Lehlasedi Community Organisation NPO

Researching, Collecting and Preserving Indigenous Food of Basotho

R200 000

2014

Free-State

Sol Plaatje Education Trust

Research report on all findings resulting from the traces project- a heritage research project in Black concentration camps

R198 000

2014

Northern Cape

Zakheni Trading and Development

The project seeks to educate the youth regarding their national identity and social cohesion, and unveil our national heritage in terms of the liberation struggle

R100 000

2014

Gauteng

Stellenbosch University

Research and publication of Black cricket in the 19th and 20th century

R200 000

2014

Western Cape

Reatlegile Youth Advisory Centre

To facilitate Indigenous storytelling for primary schooling kids

R167 233

2014

Mpumalanga

South African Holocaust and Genocide Foundation

Exhibition project to create awareness of the importance of Human Rights through educational workshops. Students will be approached for their input of WWII, Nationalism, Pseudo-scientific racism, xenophobia and discrimination

R100 000

2014

Western Cape

Zungu Heritage Organisation

Immortalization of his life as a hero and legand for postering through building him a monument

 

R150 000

2014

KwaZulu-Natal

Arts & Teaching Initiative

Research and education on the Dower College of Education

 

R123 331

2014

Eastern Cape

Kwesukela StoryTellingAcademy

Story and recording of four heritage sites

R100 000

2014

Gauteng

Govan Mbeki Centre for Research and Development

Popularising hidden history of the Eastern Cape

R250 000

2014

Eastern Cape

West Rand Youth Development

Educate youth about various cultures in SA

R100 000

2014

Gauteng

Gauteng Music Development

Victor Ntoni Music Book

 

R100 000

2014

Gauteng

Amazwi Abesifazane- Voices of Women

Archiving

R50 000

2014

KwaZulu-Natal

2013-2014

Project

Description

FundingReceived

Year

Project Location

African Centre for Heritage Activities

Training, management plan

R300 000

2013

Western /Limpopo

Qhawe

Khoisan

R300 000

2013

KZN

African Conservation Trust

Rock art

R300 000

2013

KwaZulu-Natal

Adams College

Oral history, publication, missionary schools

R600 000

2013

KwaZulu-Natal

Buyambo

Initiation, cultural celebration, education

R500 000

2013

Free State

Human Rights Media Centre

Liberation Heritage Route

R400 000

2013

Western Cape

Upbeat youth centre

Indigenous Knowledge System – Yoga

R150 000

2013

Mpumalanga

Heavenly Promised 123

Research, film publication, Liberation Heritage Route

R200 000

2013

Gauteng

Africa meets Africa

Education, Tourism

R300 000

2013

Free State

KZN Progressive Primary Health care

Civil movement on health services

R100 000

2013

KwaZulu-Natal

Gauteng Music Development

Produce music book

R300 000

2013

Gauteng

Literature Project

Book writing – indigenous languages

R40 525

2013

Free State

Ikssa

Initiation

R600 000

2013

Gauteng

Tracing history Trust

Oral history

R200 000

2013

Western Cape

Go ye Great Commission

Meaning of people’s names

R150 000

2013

Gauteng

Rea hetla arts and cult

Anglo Boer War research

R100 000

2013

Free State

Curriculum Development Project

Education, Liberation Heritage Route, Treason trial, skills transfer

R400 000

2013

Gauteng

Africa Resources trust – Taung skull

Education, tourism, booklet

R100 000

2013

North West

Maru Ciberconnect

Documentary in reviving culture and heritage of Khoisan people

R230 000

2013

Northern Cape

Sikhulasonke Beadwork and Traditional Attire

Documentary on the spiritual heritage of the African people

R229 475

2013

Eastern Cape

2012-2013

Project

Description

FundingReceived

Year

Project Location

Kwesukela StoryTelling Academy

Research and preservation of oral tradition through story telling

R210 000

2012

KwaZulu-Natal

SA College for Tourism Tracker Academy

Research on Sterkfontein caves

R352 000

2012

North West

Bula Mahlo Home Based Care

Research and Restoration of (traditional) old songs & dances

R305 000

2012

Gauteng

Fordsburg Artists Studios

Research and book publication on informal arts organisations in SA in the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s.

R100 000

2012

KwaZulu-Natal

UKZN Foundation

Book publication on Rock Art Engravings

R300 000

2012

Western Cape

African Library Trust

Preservation and protection of Heritage Collections

R97 405

2012

Gauteng

Rhodes University

Intaba kaNdoda research

R250 000

2012

Mpumalanga

Institute of Justice and Reconciliation

Research and conduct Workshops on indigenous musical instruments and Oral history

R340 000

2012

Western Cape

The Institute of Training & Capacity Build

Heritage Archival and Documentary

R500 000

2012

Western Cape

! Khwa ttu San Culture

Research and Training Programme

R155 000

2012

Western Cape

Upstart Youth Development

Research and booklet publication

71 000,00

2012

Eastern Cape

Selemela Development Trust

Liberation Heritage research and documentation of the  Bahurutshe history

R150 000

2012

Western Cape

The Jazz Indigenous Music Incubator

Indigenous Music Research and Book Publication

R292 500

2012

Western Cape

Halala Africa Theatre  Society

Liberation Heritage research about Vaal contribution in the liberation struggle

R100 000

2012

Eastern Cape

Sefako Mapogo Makgatho Memorial

Liberation Heritage research  and publication on the work and contribution of Sefako Mapogo Makgatho

R411 000

2012

Gauteng

SABC

Research and Development of the Alexandra Documentary series

R156 000

2012

Free State

Kara Heritage Institute

Documentation on Indigenous Knowledge

R300 000

2012

Gauteng

Masutsa Dance Theatre Projects

Research and training Programme

R260 000

2012

Eastern Cape

Kholokoe Community Development

Archaeological Research project meant to supplement oral tradition

R300 000

2012

Eastern Cape

S.P.E.C.S Development

Liberation Heritage research and  documentary

R410 000

2012

Western Cape

Ngezandla Zethu

Research and Preservation of indigenous costumes

R350 000

2012

Gauteng

United Pro-Active Artists

Research & Creation of Indigenous Music Database

R100 000

2012

Eastern Cape

Impumelelo Yabantu Trust

Liberation Heritage research on the state of emergency of 1986

R200 000

2012

Western Cape

Wild Coast Jikeleza Association

Education research on shipwreck history

R91 500

2012

Gauteng

Education Africa

Research on the preservation and promotion of the South African  Marimba

R202 000

2012

Western Cape

2011 – 2012

Project

Description

FundingReceived

Year

Project Location

The Sinking of SS Mendi Ship

A book publication on the sinking of the SS Mendi Ship

R100 000

2011

KwaZulu-Natal

Tshedimosetso Community Development

Promotion and preservation of indigenous games within schools

R50 000

2011

North West

Sanity Prevails

Research on the liberation struggle in the Transkei Bantustan state of the freedom fighters against Chief Matanzima

R500 000

2011

Gauteng

Cedric Nunn

National Exhibition catalogue on heritage pictures

R50 000

2011

KwaZulu-Natal

Riversdale Heritage Foundation

Advocacy education around heritage and research

R30 000

2011

Western Cape

African Music Lab

Indigenous Music Research

R200 000

2011

Gauteng

Radio Bushbuckridge

Advocacy around heritage programmes and research

R250 000

2011

Mpumalanga

iKhwa tuu

Extended curriculum training of San youth in the promotion of the San culture

R200 000

2011

Western Cape

Beaufort West Museum

Research on historical memory and mobile exhibition

R130 000

2011

Western Cape

St Georges Cathedral

Research and digitization of Liberation Struggle in the early days of the liberation struggle

R250 000

2011

Western Cape

Advanced Dimensions

Mngqanga-Ntlonze 1962 Massacre research

R170 000

2011

Eastern Cape

Labour Research Services

 

Struggle and Labour discussions and articles archiving

R200 000

2011

Western Cape

Resonance bazaar

Research into cultural landscape and natural heritage

R260 000

2011

Western Cape

Eastern Cape SACC

Research and workshops around church heritage

R210 000

2011

Eastern Cape

Nokwe Creative Development Foundation

Collection, creation and recording of SA state of emergency and liberation heritage through film and video

R150 000

2011

Gauteng

Setsoto FM Heritage Project

Heritage programmes and events and research

R180 000

2011

Free State

Wits Foundation

Workshops around heritage

R48 000

2011

Gauteng

Inxuba Yethemba Local Municipality

Development of research and exhibition around the Cradock Four Garden of Remembrance

R129 000

2011

Eastern Cape

Albany Museum

Memorial lecture and exhibition on the liberation struggle

R295 000

2011

Eastern Cape

Iziko Museum

Slavery project and research

R300 000

2011

Western Cape

Makau Kongko Louis

Research in partnership with Ditsong around the redress of imbalances and skills transfer

R299 970

2011

Gauteng

SA Development, Research and Training Institution

Research and exhibition on heritage education

R400 000

2011

Eastern Cape

Tracing History Trust

Research on heritage

R400 000

2011

Western Cape

Khulumani Support Group

Digitization of historical events with linkage to liberation struggle

R468 100

2011

Gauteng

District Six Museum

Conservation and exhibition of heritage archives and documentation

R157 000

2011

Western Cape

Isivuno Lead Employer

Research on fine arts legacy

R50 000

2011

Western Cape

Africa Leadership Institute

Heritage training to Tourism trainees

R300 000

2011

Gauteng

Mr Tshabangu

Research and book publication

R300 000

2011

Gauteng

Frequently Asked Questions

a) What is the National Heritage Council and what is its mandate?

NHC is a statutory body registered as a Section 3a entity constituted under the National Heritage Council Act 11 of 1999.  It has, as one of its mandate, a responsibility of disbursing funds for approved heritage projects.  In allocating the funds, the NHC aspires to expand the base of participation of heritage organisationsand practitioners in the country.

b) When do you make your public call?

Annually and this is tied to the beginning of our financial year which is April.

c) How is the funding allocated i.e. multi year/one financial year

NHC gives funding for only one financial year.  We do not give multi-year funding as we receive our transfers from our Principal Department – Department of Arts & Culture annually.

d) What do you fund?

Categories include, among others, Heritage related research, documentary, publications, exhibitions and oral history (orature)(intangible heritage) heritage development skills programmes.

e) Who is eligible to apply?

Any applicant whose project is heritage focused and does not fall within the excluded entities qualify.  Individuals who apply as partners with registered entities, NGOs, NPCs. Section 21 companies not for gain.  Excluded entities cover the following: Closed Corporations (cc), (Pty) Ltd, and any profit making organisation. (as prescribed by the Companies Act)

f) What are the requirements for submitting an application?

Usage of the NHC application
Constitution
Current tax registration certificate (with SARS verification pin)
Current audited financial statements for organisations that are registered for more than one year,
Latest financial statements for organisation registered less than one year,
Company/organisation’s registration certificate,
A business plan to provide the organisation’s profile;
A project proposal with an itemised budget;
In terms of parternships – a Memorandum of Understanding,
Endorsement letters where necessary particularly on research work done on third parties;
Report on the organisation’s current status on its registration from a registering body ie CIPC and Social Development Department etc.

g) How do applicants know if they have been approved or not?

Once adjudication is completed by the Heritage Funding Committee, which convenes after the closing date, letters are send to successful applicants in the main.  Due to volumes of applications we receive on an annual basis, the NHC places a clause at the bottom of each advert notifying that if they do not hear from the NHC after 90 days after the closing date they should consider their applications unsuccessful.

h) What is excluded in the NHC funding? 

Payment of salaries but we cover professional fees on the project,  
Erection of structures and maintenance thereof,
Operational costs ie. Furniture, office machines, teas and cleaning material, office telephones
Organisations that apply for more than one (1) project during any financial year will be excluded upfront;
Organisations that are still implementing with their current funded project still active are excluded from applying.

i) What is the NHC’s Funding Ceiling?

Current ceiling amount is R500 000.00 and this is determined by the project’s impact i.e. National impact–meaning the project operates in more than one province at a time.

j) What are the processes of approvals for submitted applications?

NHC team receives and evaluates the administrative and compliance requirementsthat are specified in the advert and the application form.  All qualifying and complyingapplications are recommended to the Heritage Funding Committee for adjudication. NHC uses the Heritage Funding Committee report to inform applicants on the status of their applications.

k) When is the closing date for the current submissions?

The closing date is always placed at the end of each advert and announced in the public platforms.

l) When and how is funding transferred to qualifying projects?

Approved applicants are informed in writing of the outcomes.  Contracts are signed with the qualifying applicants. NHC does not give funding in full but in tranches i.e. 25% x 4 = 100% of the total amount approved.

m) How are projects monitored during the funding period?

NHC does project site visits regularly to implementing projects and a report is attached to every visit as well as transferring of each tranche (funding).

n) How do you inform the publics about your funding and requirements?

We inform our publics through electronic and print media namely Community radio stations; SABC radio stations and in the print media.  For print media we use national and regional newspapers.

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