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NGO OWNERS TO GET KNOWLEDGE ON HOW TO GET FUNDS

Boitumelo Kekana | 17 May 2023

Aiming to improve the lives of youth around them, NGOs founders seek funds and accreditation.


The Randz Training Solution hosted a workshop to assist non-profit organisations with education on how to get funding and about the processes they can take to ensure that their funds are paid straight into their accounts.


The workshop was hosted in Modderfontein, Midrand on April 4.


It was hosted by the managing director of Randz, Thapelo Mokgonyana.


The workshop included the process of reaching out to SETA for grants, the right documentation that should be submitted with the application, and getting accreditation for existing businesses that are not registered.


Knowing scarce skills, NGOs can help with reducing socio-economic issues as they would provide a platform for young people to increase their skills and educate them.

One of the concerns that founders raised was that they lack knowledge about funds, which is why some of them get robbed.


Caroline Moshahlaba Tiba, the founder of Rotanganedza Community Care who specialise in offering agricultural programmes said, “Funds were coming straight into my account.”

“Eventually skills development facilitators ordered us to change banking details to theirs,” Tiba added.


This case is proof that the founders of NGOs lack knowledge and that they should attend educational workshops to get it.


“Hopefully from here, we will see a lot of accredited NGOs receiving funds.”


The workshop attracted organisation founders from all around including Limpopo.

Nick Xaba of Angel’s Youth Development Programme, from Limpopo, says he drove all the way from Mokopane to get knowledge about how to get funds as he has been struggling to get information on how to go about the funding process.


“The rapid increase of teenage pregnancy in my neighbourhood is scary, and I would like to have a computer centre to keep young girls away from the streets.”


“From here I know which steps to follow for me to get the equipment needed,” he added.


According to Mokgonyana, accreditation means learners you educate through your NGO can use the certificate to seek employment after they complete their training.


REQUIREMENTS FOR SETA FUNDS

  • Be an up-to-day levy-payer that is registered in terms of the Skills Development Levies Act.

  • Employ a skills development facilitator (SDF).

  • The Workplace Skill Plan (WSP) and Annual Training Report are submitted by the required deadline.

  • The WSP for the previous reporting period has been submitted and implemented.


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