The NLC acts a catalyst for eradicating poverty and reducing inequality in South Africa, channeling 47% of its annual budget for distribution of funds to a range of good causes.
The Charities Sector receives the largest share of funds and covers a wide range of organisations in the social welfare, community health, literacy, and social development fields.
Organisations can apply for funds if their activities:
Regulations published in July 2010 direct the Charities Distributing Agency to allocate at least 50% of the money available for distribution to this sector to organisations involved in:
Within this framework, the emphasis may shift slightly from one call for applications to the next. Organisations wishing to apply should read the wording of each call for applications carefully.