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CSO Grant Funding and Resource Mobilisation
Funding needs assessments, resource identification and mobilisation (financial and non-financial) and grant funding
News and Events
The National Development Agency (NDA) commissioned a research study on ‘’Civil Society Sector Funding Mechanisms” for the Civil Society Organisations (CSO) sector. The NDA’s primary mandate contained in its Act, is to contribute towards the eradication of poverty and its causes by granting funds to CSOs for the purposes of carrying out projects or programmes aimed at meeting development needs of poor communities; and strengthening the institutional capacity of other CSOs involved in direct service provision to poor communities.
Johannesburg, 20 August 2021: The National Development Agency (NDA) shared findings of a study commissioned by the organization to analyse the current legislative, policy and regulatory environment for the civil society sector in South Africa, and the extent to which the frameworks impact on the functions and functioning of the sector. The study was conducted by the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) and Foundation of Human Rights (FHR).
The National Development Agency (NDA) is tasked with the responsibility of contributing towards the eradication of poverty in South Africa and its causes. The NDA in discharging its mandate, has to empower and enhance the capacity of the civil society sector. This ensures that the NDA helps to build more cohesive communities that are able to tackle the triple challenges of poverty, unemployment and inequality.
NDA provincial offices provide services of registration, training, grant funding with various CSOs. These are CSOs who are participants in our development programme in one way or another.
Overcoming poverty is not a gesture of charity. It is the protection of a fundamental human right, the right to dignity and a decent life- Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela -