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Additional NGO Funding Approved for Persons with Disabilities

31 January 2012

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 DisabilitiesProtective Workshops
Huis HorisonOasis Workshop
Eljada NasorgOcean View Protective Workshop
Camphill Village West CoastOrlon Atlantis
Robertson HouseOudtshoorn APD
Emmaus HomePhambili VIP Bangani
Orion WesfleurRetreat Protective Workshop
Quasar TrustSiyazama Disabled Craft Market
IncludidSonwabile Selfhelp Group
RosecourtSouthern Suburbs APD / Athlone Protective Workshop
Alta du Toit NasorgStellenbosch Werksentrum
ACVV Elizabeth RoosSunfield Home Protective Workshop
Langa Cheshire HomeThe Village Work Centre
Eric Miles Cheshire HomeThemba: Unity 2 Work Centre for Disabled
Oasis Association Group HomesThembalethu
Rosedon HouseUnity 1 Work Centre
Turfhall Cheshire Home

Worcester Werkswinkel

Sunfield Home

Developmental and Therapeutic Social Welfare Services

Elim HomeDurbanville Quadriplegic Centre
Siyabonga Huis van DankseggingDe La Bat School
Adams Farm HomeGlendale Home for Intellectually Challenged
Camphill Farm Community HermanusMasonic Home for Quadriplegics and Paraplegics
Institute for the Blind: Huis EbenhaezerPeter 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 ElroiHi Hopes
Huis Andries OlivierSibongile Day and Night Centre
 Cape Town and District Association for the Hearing Impaired
 Chaeli Campaign
 Epilepsy SA
 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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