Funding

FUNDING FOR HERITAGE PROJECTS

CLOSING: 31 JANUARY 2017, 12H00. 

 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 FUNDING REQUIREMENTS.  APPLY NOW! CLOSING: 29 JANUARY 2016, 13H00. Links to the application form and other documents are at the bottom of this page (please scroll down) 

Applications are invited from the following provinces: Mpumalanga, North West, Limpopo, Free State and Northern Cape.

Who can apply?

  • Educational Institutions participating in heritage projects
  • Non-Profit companies (NPCs)
  • Community based organisations (CBOs)
  • Non-governmental organisations (NGOs)
  • Associations
  • Foundations
  • Community Trusts ( family trusts excluded)
  • Section 21 companies not for gain
  • Individuals who are involved in heritage projects and must be willing to partner with a qualifying entity.

NB: Organisations that qualify for funding but do not have the necessary compliance documents must be willing to be administered or partner with qualifying organisations.

Who should not apply?

  • Close Corporations (CC companies)
  • (Pty) Ltd
  • Section 21 for gain
  • Cooperatives
  • Employees of the National Heritage Council, their spouses and their immediate families are not eligible to apply for funding with the NHC;
  • National, provincial and local Government  including their agencies and entities cannot apply;
  • Beneficiaries of the Department of Arts & Culture Department cannot apply for funding or be in partnerships with applicants.

 

Requirements 

Your application must:

  • Demonstrate and substantiate the potential and significant contribution to heritage
  • Specify the management and accountability structures
  • Demonstrate an element of skills transfer  and capacity building
  • Proposal to include a Project Implementation Plan with an itemized budget and timelines
  • Organisational profile should be reflected in your Business Plan
  • Projects that involve women, youth and differentially able persons in the programmes would be given priority through skills development, training and empowerment.
  • Observe and satisfy all the terms and conditions as stipulated in the application form.

 

Priority areas

Projects must have been initiated and implemented in South Africa. They should support the National Heritage Council’s Strategy initiatives. it will be an added advantage for a project to respond to the government’s national imperatives. The National Heritage Council funding for this term will give priority to proposals in the areas below.

Heritage Research and Publication, Liberation Heritage, Education & Training in Heritage, Indigenous Knowledge Systems which could be categories under the following:

 Women and Heritage

Women constitute the broad category of unsung heroines whose historical achievements have not been adequately captured. This programme calls on proposals of projects which seek to explore and trace the historical contribution and achievement of women in the promotion, conservation and management of our heritage.

Youth and Heritage

This programme seeks to explore ways in which heritage can be used effectively to maximise the role of the youth in the promotion and conservation of heritage resources. While at the same time explore what contribution heritage can have in addressing youth issues.

 Education and Heritage 

Can your project assist to integrate heritage conservation and management into the education system including public education programmes and forums/fora? This programme also seeks opportunities for research, knowledge production, capacity building and skills development in conservation and management of heritage resources.

Liberation Heritage

Is your project involved in the preservation of the historical South African Liberation Heritage Struggle? Does it utilize liberation heritage as a catalyst to stimulate local economic development by identifying, researching and packaging a network of Liberation Heritage Route? Is there an opportunity for the sites to become key developmental intervention nodes in the country? If yes, then your project is important to us.

 Heritage Research & Publication

This category supports knowledge production in heritage where publications and documentaries to preserve this heritage are the end products.

 Indigenous Groups Heritage

This category is targeting indigenous communities’ initiatives in the country whose heritage seems to be less supported and recorded.

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: funding@nhc.org.za 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.

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

 

Applications received without the following documents will not be considered

a)     Those not on NHC provided application form

b)    The company/organisation’s registration certificate/Deed of Trust/Articles of Association; and

c)    A certificate of the organisation’s registration status with the registering body i.e. Dept of Social Development;

CIPRO, Magistrate Courts etc.

d)     The Organisation’s Constitution

e)     Fully completed declaration forms (SBD4 and SBD8)

f)     Current Tax Clearance Certificate valid for at least twelve (12) months,

 

NO TAX EXEMPTION CERTIFICATE ACCEPTED.

a)     Latest financial statements for new organisations and a letter from an Audit firm confirming their obligation to audit your books for NHC funding; and

b)  in case of organisations that are registered for more than one year, Audited financial statements are required.

c)    Certified identity documents of authorised persons

d)     A detailed Business Plan

e)      Proposal with Itemised budget and a Project Plan

 

Checklist for applicants when making a funding submission

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

a)      Applicants must use the National Heritage Council application form

b)      Organisations’ registration certificate/Trust Deed/ Articles of Association/is required

c)       Organisation’s constitution must be submitted;

d)      Original Current tax clearance certificate (with at least 12 months cover) and not a Tax Exemption

Certificate.

e)      Latest financial statements for newly registered organisations and a letter from their audit firm committing

their obligation to audit your books for NHC funding;

f)       Audited Financial Statements for organisations registered for more than one year

g)      Fully completed  declaration forms ( (1) SBD4 and  (2) SBD8 which are made available for use when you

apply for funding support);

h)      Bank  account confirmation letter from your bank or a cancelled cheque

i)        A detailed Business Plan

j)        Proposal with itemised budget and a project plan

k)      Certified identity documents of authorised persons

l)        Delegation letter from the Trustees/Directors of the organisation

 

How will you know if your proposal was successful?

Successful applications will be contacted directly. 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.

 

Funding ceiling

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

 Closing date: (Tuesday) 31 January 2017 at 12h00.  Late applications will not be considered.

 

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

 

THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTS ARE IMPORTANT AND CAN BE DOWNLOADED HERE

 

Downloads

HERITAGE FUNDING APPLICATION FORM 2016-2017 (PDF)

HERITAGE FUNDING APPLICATION FORM 2016-2017 (Word)

HERTIAGE PUBLIC FUNDING POLICY (PDF)

Business Plan template for funded projects March 2013 (PDF)

SBD4 Declaration of Interest (PDF)

SBD8 Declaration of past SCM Practices (PDF)