Kickstart funding & mentoring
The Small Project and Support Fund (SPSF) is a project funded by Bread for the World (BfdW) to support small local initiatives that are made up of committed and dedicated people who may belong to any of these structures: self-help groups, community based organisations (CBOs), faith based organisations (FBOs) or smaller non-governmental organisations (NGOs) or small local networks and their members working within their vicinity and context to improve the lives of the marginalised.
The BfdW partner organisation, the AIDS Foundation of South Africa (AFSA) is the administrative partner who manages the programme autonomously based on criteria which have been mutually agreed with BfdW. Funding to successful applicants is channelled through AFSA.
The SPSF aims to empower communities to act and participate in their own development through actions that are designed, implemented and owned by the communities themselves. It will target grass-root initiatives that are known in their communities; at least 25% of the funded initiatives will be female led so as to address gender inequalities and drive female empowerment.
The SPSF will run for 3 years 2019-2022.
Our vision is to have 25% of our funded initiatives be female led so as to address gender inequalities and drive female empowerment.
Objectives of the programme
Funded applicants implement development projects to improve the living communities of their communities.
Funded organisations are strengthened as organisations where by at least 75% of the funded applicants have improved their organisational skills through functioning management boards, accurate and timely financial and activity reports adapted PME systems.
Funded applicants are successfully supported in the implementation of ad-hoc activities for the protection of Human Rights whereby 75% of the funded activities, the applicants demonstrate that the funding supported the achievement of the objectives they intended to achieve / support through the ad-hoc activities measured by reports, media coverage, case studies and documentation
Our Partners & Sponsors
AFSA is a development organization that exists to support local, national and regional efforts to reduce new HIV, STI and TB infections, address the social and structural drivers of HIV, remove the barriers to the realisation of sexual and reproductive health rights (SRHR) and build resilient communities. AFSA has strategically positioned itself to work in partnership with CBOs and NGOs because of their access and close proximity to vulnerable communities and target populations. Through its practice of partnering with, and capacitating, local organizations AFSA has succeeded in extending the reach of good quality programs and interventions into hard-to-reach, marginalised, and remote communities.
Bread for the World is the globally active development and relief agency of the Protestant Churches in Germany. In more than 90 countries all across the globe we empower the poor and marginalised to improve their living conditions. Key issues of our work are food security, the promotion of health and education, the access to water, the strengthening of democracy, respecting human rights, keeping peace and the integrity of creation. Bread for the World takes steps to make sure that there is enough food for everyone. Because fighting hunger becomes increasingly important in times of climate change and ever scarcer resources. Our Guiding Principles Our work is rooted in the faith that bears witness to the world as God’s creation, in the love that encounters the Lord precisely in our disenfranchised and poorest neighbour, and in the hope that acts in accordance with God’s will in expectation of a just world. Bread for the World considers itself part of the global Christian Community. We seek the cooperation with churches and church agencies throughout the world and assume our responsibility in ecumenical networks.
The Ziyo team is led by Chartered Accountants and includes accountants, bookkeepers and support staff. We are also linked with a network of professionals in other disciplines who work in the non-profit sector. We have served the nonprofit sector for over 20 years, helping organisations to build financial health and sustainability so that their resources can be used more effectively in making a real difference. We have extensive experience in facilitating training specifically tailored to the needs of nonprofits and we have collective skills in reporting to management, funders and other stakeholders. Our values are faith-based with a strong commitment to integrity and service. Ziyo is a registered practice with SAICA and, as such, acts as accounting officer for organisations that choose not to have an independent audit.
Southern Hemisphere specialises in participatory development interventions with a focus on building learning organisations. We assist the State, NGOs, academic institutions, civil society groups, CSIs, multilateral organisations and donors through applied research and evaluations, Design and planning of development projects and monitoring, evaluation and learning systems, Organisational strategy & Capacity building.
Please find on the map the project partners that the Ukusekela-SPSF has worked with over the years under both components 1 and 2.