Tuesday, 5 April 2011

Africa Foundation Grants

Africa Foundation is an independent registered non-profit organisation in South Africa and has Public Benefit Organisation (PBO) status. 

The Foundation currently manage six major programmes in addition to over forty smaller projects in South Africa, Botswana, Kenya, Tanzania, Zimbabwe and Namibia.

Africa Foundation’s primary focus is on:
Education - To build preschools and classrooms, develop bursary programmes, teach environmental awareness, conduct vocational training, facilitate adult education programmes and build capacity in our communities. 

Health Care - To build and equip clinics and support their operation, run HIV/AIDS awareness programmes, help provide access to clean water, provide health care and counselling.

Income-Generating Activities - Identifying opportunities and help start-ups but in particular, stimulate the potential for income generation through a highly successful skills training programme and through access to technology.

The Foundation funds and manages projects based on the needs within the specific communities.
The Foundation’s projects assist in the protection of Africa’s great natural wonders (such as the Serengeti in Tanzania and the Kruger National Park in South Africa) through the socio-economic development of rural populations living in or close to these conservation areas.

The projects are identified through needs analysis studies and community-generated proposals. 

Africa Foundation provides:
  • ·         Project management
  • ·         Administration
  • ·         Donor relations
  • ·         Implementation expertise
  • ·         Monitoring and evaluation

Who should apply?
Charities that are working in rural African Communities, bordering wilderness conservation areas - particularly those who are working in partnership with successful eco-tourism organizations. 

For more information and application, see: Africa Foundation Grants Website

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