The processing and awarding of grants involves a number of steps.
In line with the amendment of the Lotteries Act, grants have now been categorized into three sizes:
|Categories of grants||Amount|
|Small grants||R1- R500.000|
|Medium grants||R500 001 - R5 000 000|
|Large grants||In excess of R 5 000 000|
Applicants are only eligible to apply for a new grant after 12 months from date of receipt of funds.
In order to respond to the challenges of poverty and inequality and align with the National Development Plan (NDP), as well as to demonstrate the relevance of NLC funding, regulations published in April 2015 allow the Commission to pursue two modes of funding:
Proactive funding will help the Commission to support innovative projects with greater impact and emergency support for natural and other disasters among others.
The administrative work is undertaken by the Central Applications Office, the decisions on awarding or declining of grants that are made by the Distributing Agencies for the various sectors, and the contractual arrangements which are managed by the Legal Division.
The process is set out in the diagram and notes presented below:
Adjudication of applications