WC DSD supports 2722 Non-Government Organisations (NGOs) | Western Cape Government



WC DSD supports 2722 Non-Government Organisations (NGOs)

5 July 2022

The Western Cape Minister for Social Development, Sharna Fernandez, remains committed to supporting thousands of Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) that reach out to the Western Cape Department of Social Development (DSD) through its various support offerings, including its NPO help-desk.

During the 2021/22 financial year, 2722 NGOs - which is just over 10% of all registered NGOs in the Western Cape, received some form of support from the provincial DSD’s NPO Help-desk.

The support provided by the Department includes, amongst others;

  • Information on the Department's funding criteria, statutory requirements, changing policy priorities and transformation agenda;
  • Through the provincial NPO Help Desk, organisations are assisted with new registrations, compliance assistance and updating of organisational details as well NPO certificate distribution.
  • A mentoring programme for organisations requiring an intense capacity building intervention for at-risk organisations needing to improve their functionality and capabilities.
  • A reliable, up-to-date database of all funded NPO's which deliver services within the Department's service delivery sphere;

As a Department committed to working FOR YOU, we want to ensure that poor communities have access to services from organisations that understand their needs and can best assist in meeting them.

For more information:

NGOs can access the service by visiting the walk-in-centre during the times listed below, or by emailing npo.helpdesk@westerncape.gov.za

Please adhere to COVID-19 protocols:


Monday to Thursday (closed on Fridays)


08:00am to 14:30pm


9 Wale Street, Customer Service Contact Centre




(021) 483 0987/ 3808


Media Enquiries: 

Joshua Covenant Chigome

Spokesperson for the Minister of Social Development, Minister Sharna Fernandez

Tel: 021 483 9217

Cell: 083 661 4949

Email: Joshua.chigome@westerncape.gov.za­