Sabinet Chairperson’s Fund (Corporate Social Responsibility) – Request for Proposals

REMINDER – CLOSING DATE: 15 OCTOBER 2012

The Sabinet Chairperson’s Fund has been supporting a number of projects in Tshwane such as ABET classes, Maths tuition, School children funding, Enterprise development over the past few years. Over the past three years we have also sponsored a number of regional projects. We are once again pleased to announce that we will be offering funding for projects in community libraries from regions other than Tshwane in 2012/2013.

The basic guidelines of this funding are as follows:

  • a single project should not exceed R25 000;
  • a maximum of 3 projects will be awarded;
  • the project must be community based;
  • the project should make a measurable difference to the community;
  • the project must be able to stand alone (i.e. the funding cannot be used for an existing or larger project);
  • the closing date for project proposals is 15 October 2012.

The following information should be provided in the project proposal:

  • who will be the coordinator of the project;
  • a brief description of the library;
  • information on existing outreach projects initiated by the library including outcomes of projects (statistics, news clips, pamphlets, photos, etc can be used);
  • a description of the involvement of the friends of the library or user committee in the library;
  • information on the marketing strategies of the library;
  • a detailed motivation for funding of the proposed project including;
  • a project overview;
  • a budget of how the funding will be spent;
  • benefits of the project to the community;
  • proposals should not exceed 10 pages.

The Sabinet Chairperson’s Fund Committee will evaluate the proposals for funding and then decide on the proposals which best meet the above criteria. Project co-ordinators will be notified by 15 November 2012 if their project proposal was selected for funding.

It is important to note that once the project has been awarded, the co-ordinator of the project is required to provide a full report, news clips, photos etc. in order for us to report back to the Sabinet shareholders.