Ukusekela funding components and requirements

The Ukusekela programme provides funding under the following components

Component — I

 Please note that applications for Component I are now closed.

Component — II

 Component II is open and accepting applications for funding.

Once off ad-hoc that is themed on the protection of Human Rights in South Africa. There are no geographic locations. This once off funding that is provided as and when required. Maximum value funding is R75K. AFSA guides the applicants through programme design. The implementation of these projects usually take a maximum period of 1 month as this is re-active funding to whatever human right violations that are taking place. 5 organisations are funded per financial year.

  1. Call for applications is put up on AFSA website on a quarterly basis where applications are received on live application process; these are then screened by the AFSA team then submitted to the Approvals Committee for their review
  2.  The successful organisations are engaged on programme design phase and compliance matters according to AFSA standards then funds are dispersed accordingly. This process takes a period of 1 month- implementation of the projects takes a maximum period of 1 month
  3. Thereafter the grantee is required to provide narrative and financial reports to AFSA and project is closed off

Component — II: additional resources

During the applications process, applicants must note the TOR and exclusion list as that is what is used as a fundamental screening tool and submitting the required supporting documentations places the applicant at an advantage for both components.

The following support is offered throughout the funding cycle

Programme Design

Capacity Building


Lobbying & Advocacy

Increased Footprint

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