FAQ

WHERE DOES THE NLC GET MONEY FOR FUNDING?

We regulate lotteries and sports pools, from regulatory activities, we collect revenues to distribute funds to good causes.

WHAT ARE THE FUNDING REQUIREMENTS?

The NLC has three categories for funding: Small, Medium, and Large Grants

Small grants (up to R500 000)

  • Application Form 2010/2
  • Proof of registration as a non-profit making organisation
  • Constitution
  • Project Business Plan
  • Project Budget
  • Project Motivation
  • Bank Statement

Medium and Large grants (from R500 000 up to R10 000 000)

  • Application Form 2010/1
  • Proof of registration as a non-profit making organisation
  • Constitution
  • Project Business Plan
  • Project Budget
  • Project Motivation
  • Most recent consecutive two years financial statements
  • Signed and date Accounting Officer/Auditors report.
WHEN CAN MY ORGANISATION APPLY FOR FUNDING?

The NLC has an open call system. You can submit your application anytime. Please read the guidelines for included in the application forms which are available at www.nlcsa.org.za and at all provincial offices. http://www.nlcsa.org.za/contact/

WHAT ARE THE FUNDING PRIORITY AREAS?

Each financial year the NLC publishes funding priority areas for each sector. Only applications that fall within the published funding areas will be considered. http://www.nlcsa.org.za/contact/

WHAT IS A COOLING OFF PERIOD?

A cooling-off period is the 12 months during which grant recipients may not apply for new funding after date of receipt of a grant, Cooling off period is a period of 12 months from date of final payment.

E.g If NPO X receives their last payment from the NLC on 30 June 2017, they may only submit a new application on 1 July 2018.

WHERE CAN WE REGISTER NGO / NPC?

NPOs/NPCs must be registered with the Department of Social Development and the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission.

HOW DO I SUBMIT MY APPLICATION FOR FUNDING?

You can submit your organisations application at NLC provincial offices or by post. http://www.nlcsa.org.za/contact/

CAN I FAX OR E-MAIL MY APPLICATION FORM?

Unfortunately no faxes or e-mails are allowed.

I HAVE POSTED MY APPLICATION FORM. DID YOU RECEIVE IT?

Once an application has been received and recorded an SMS with a project number is sent to the applicant to acknowledge receipt.

WHEN WILL I RECEIVE FEEDBACK REGARDING MY APPLICATION FOR FUNDING?

The NLC has an obligation to provide feedback to applicants within 150 calendar days from date of receipt of an application.

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE FOR PAYMENT TO BE PROCESSED ONCE A GRANT AGREEMENT (GA) IS SIGNED?

Once the Grant Agreement has been duly signed and received within 30 calendar days payments will be affected within 60 calendar days.

WHY ARE SCANNED GRANT AGREEMENTS NOT ACCEPTED?

The Grant Agreement is a legal document and we need original documentation.

OUR FUNDING HAS BEEN APPROVED FOR PAY OUT IN TRANCHES. WHAT IS THE TURNAROUND TIME FOR TRANCHE PAYMENT?

Tranche payments are paid once the progress report has been processed. All progress reports are processed chronologically.

I RECEIVED NOTIFICATION THAT MY ORGANISATION HAS BEEN PLACED ON A DELINQUENCY REGISTER. WHAT DOES THIS MEAN?

Delinquency listing refers to a categorisation and isolation of beneficiaries that remain non-complaint with material provision of the Grant Agreement by ensuring that they are prevented from applying for funding from the NLC whilst the reason for delinquency has not been resolved.

MY APPLICATION FOR FUNDING HAS BEEN DECLINED, HOW DO I REQUEST A REVIEW OF THE DECISION?

Submit your request to review@nlcsa.org.za with 30 days of receipt of the decline letter.

WHAT IS THE TURNAROUND TIME ON A REVIEW?

The turnaround time is based on the number of meetings the Review Committee might have and the number of appeals the office has to process. Please note that the review process is not an opportunity to submit information that was not submitted with the original application.

MY ORGANISATION NEEDS TO DEVIATE FROM THE INITIAL PROJECT. HOW DO I SUBMIT MY REQUEST TO DEVIATE THE APPROVED ALLOCATION?

Beneficiaries must make their deviation requests in writing. You can submit your request at your provincial office. Unauthorised deviation is a breach of the Grant Agreement.

HOW DO I REPORT FRAUD?

Please contact our toll-free whistle-blower fraud hotline on 0800 012 013.

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