Lotto invites funding requests

2015-07-23 06:00

THE National Lotteries Commission (NLC) has called on non-profit organisations, non-governmental organisations, public benefit trusts, schools and communities to apply for funding.

In a statement issued on Tuesday, NLC commissioner Charlotte Mampane said the call was the second of three done annually for the public to apply for funding.

Funds have been set aside as prescribed by the National Lotteries Act.

The NLC will in future disburse proactive funding to qualifying beneficiaries.

“We are anticipating a positive response and we therefore urge organisations to submit their applications as early as possible,” Mampane said.

Applications opened on Sunday for registered medium-sized organisations hoping to secure funding in excess of R500 000.

Applications for smaller organisations will open on 1 October.

The closing dates for applications for medium­ and smaller-sized organisations are 3 September and 1 October this year respectively.

— News24

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