Sport Funding | Western Cape Government

Sport Funding

Looking for funding for your sport activities?

The Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS) annually empowers sport federations in the Western Cape to support talent identification and development.

Please note that DCAS does not fund individual athletes. The department only funds the Western Cape and District sport federations and DCAS programmes.

To apply for funding you need to comply with all the relevant requirements. Please complete the online application form by clicking here.

The closing date for applications is 30 September 2023 at 16:00 (4pm). Should you need further information, do not hesitate to send an email to or contact one of the following officials:

DCAS Head Office 

Crystal Pather: 021 483 9865,

Remo Allies: 021 483 9780,

Alison Leo: 021 483 9538,

Jacqueline Fritz: 021 483 9832,

District Offices

Cape Town - Janine Frank: 021 447 5582,

Eden - Lunga Ngalo: 044 272 616,

Central Karoo - Allen Meyer: 023 8142104,

West Coast - Marencia Goliath: 022 713 2727,

Cape Winelands - Andre Enslin: 021 872 1337,

Overberg - Andries Mdabuli: 028 2141195,

District Sport Councils

Cape Town - Junaid Baig: 081 508 7496,  

Overberg - Rudolph Johannes: 082 862 6213,

West Coast - Gerald Don: 079 270 3071,

Central Karoo - David Maans: 082 869 1708,

Cape Winelands - Lorenzo Arendse: 072 691 3967,

Garden Route/Eden - Desmond Speelman: 083 521 2821,

DCAS provides support through funding to sporting federations across the province. Communities should support their local sport teams and encourage participation and growth. 

Information on High Performance Funding

Athletes are supported through the high performance programme ( formerly known as Ad-Hoc Funding), which is a funding system initiated by the Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS), designated to sport participants selected to represent South Africa competitively at an international level. 

The minimum criteria for a participant to be eligible for High Performance Programme Funding ( formerly know as Ad-hoc funding) is:

• The participant (s) needs to be based in the Western Cape and should be selected through the Western Cape based federation.

• The tournament which the participant (s) applied for needs to be validated by SASCOC, for which proof must be submitted.

• The participant (s) needs to be awarded Protea Colours by SASCOC for the specified tournament, for which proof must be submitted.

• The federation needs to be recognised by their provincial/district sport council, for which proof must be submitted.

Federations should submit formal applications on behalf of the participants to the department for the attention of Agnetha Langenhoven, e-mail: ; Tel: 021 483 9652

The documentation serves as evidence and proof of the support and opportunities that are provided to Western Cape based athletes to compete at international competitions. It is also required to give access to information as the department continuously receives several requests on this type of funding.

Details of previous beneficiaries of this funding can be found here:

Athletes supported under ad hoc funding 2016

Athletes supported under ad hoc funding 2017

Athletes supported under ad hoc funding 2018

Athletes supported under ad hoc funding 2019/20

Athletes supported under ad hoc funding 2021/22

The content on this page was last updated on 27 July 2023