Non-profit organisations: registration and funding
Being a registered non-profit organisation (NPO) will not only improve your chances of getting funding, it also tells communities that you care about providing quality services.
Here’s what you need to know about getting your NPO registered.
Different types of NPOs
An NPO can register with the NPO Directorate in the National Department of Social Development (DSD).
An NPO can be a trust, a company or organisation, which has a public rather than a private purpose. This means that your NPO will not operate for profit but provide services.
Types of NPOs include:
Who is responsible for NPOs?
The Western Cape Department of Social Development assists NPOs with funding, while the National Department of Social Development helps all NPOs with registration.
Funding your NPO
As an NPO founder, you are encouraged to raise funds to help your organisation achieve its mission and goals. You can also contact your nearest regional office of the Department of Social Development to apply for subsidies and funding programmes.
Registering your NPO
To register your NPO you’ll need the following documents:
You can apply for registration in two ways:
Directorate: Non-Profit Organisations
or hand-deliver them to:
Whether you apply by post or online, you will receive a reference number to track your application.
If you are successful, you will receive a registration certificate. If your application is unsuccessful, however, you will receive a letter with advice to re-apply.
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