Additional NGO Funding Approved for Persons with Disabilities
Media Statement by Albert Fritz, Minister of Social Development
In December last year, I presented to parliament my department's adjustment budget, in which we managed to save R50 million by cutting back on non-essential spending. I undertook to make the savings available for welfare and related services, particularly for persons with disabilities, older persons and youth development.
On Wednesday, 1 February, we release the first tranche of this funding to NGOs selected via an application and adjudication process. These funds will be used for the last quarter of this financial year (until 1 April 2012) and is specific to persons with disabilities.
Disability: Total Additional Funds Approved - R 19.4 million
|Residential Facilities for Persons with Disabilities||Protective Workshops|
|Huis Horison||Oasis Workshop|
|Eljada Nasorg||Ocean View Protective Workshop|
|Camphill Village West Coast||Orlon Atlantis|
|Robertson House||Oudtshoorn APD|
|Emmaus Home||Phambili VIP Bangani|
|Orion Wesfleur||Retreat Protective Workshop|
|Quasar Trust||Siyazama Disabled Craft Market|
|Includid||Sonwabile Selfhelp Group|
|Rosecourt||Southern Suburbs APD / Athlone Protective Workshop|
|Alta du Toit Nasorg||Stellenbosch Werksentrum|
|ACVV Elizabeth Roos||Sunfield Home Protective Workshop|
|Langa Cheshire Home||The Village Work Centre|
|Eric Miles Cheshire Home||Themba: Unity 2 Work Centre for Disabled|
|Oasis Association Group Homes||Thembalethu|
|Rosedon House||Unity 1 Work Centre|
|Turfhall Cheshire Home|
Developmental and Therapeutic Social Welfare Services
|Elim Home||Durbanville Quadriplegic Centre|
|Siyabonga Huis van Danksegging||De La Bat School|
|Adams Farm Home||Glendale Home for Intellectually Challenged|
|Camphill Farm Community Hermanus||Masonic Home for Quadriplegics and Paraplegics|
|Institute for the Blind: Huis Ebenhaezer||Peter Pan Down Syndrome Centre|
|National Institute for the Deaf: Lewnsruimte vir Volwasse Dowes|
|National Institute for the Deaf: Deaf Elderly Care - Rusoord|
Social Service Organisations for special projects
|Community Mental Health and Psychiatry: Huis Elroi||Hi Hopes|
|Huis Andries Olivier||Sibongile Day and Night Centre|
|Cape Town and District Association for the Hearing Impaired|
|APD Western Cape|
|University of Stellenbosch|
A funding panel has evaluated the applications for funding from these NGOs, as well as their track records, to ensure that we fund projects that speak directly to our strategic objective of social inclusion and poverty reduction. The resources are targeted at sites across the province to ensure they reach rural areas and provide equitable access to the opportunities created.
Further allocations are to follow shortly as we use the remainder of the savings from our adjustment budget.
The Western Cape Government is committed to ensuring that taxpayers get value for their money. We will continue cutting away non-essential expenditure to make more funds available to serve the people of this province - better together.
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