Non-profit organisations: registration and funding
A non-profit organisation is a trust, company or other association of persons that is started to assist the needy or disadvantaged.
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.
Only registered non-profit organisations (NPOs) are eligible for government funding.
Different types of NPOs
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 social services.
Types of NPOs include:
Who’s responsible for NPOs?
Registering your NPO
To register your NPO you’ll need the following documents:
You can apply for registration in 2 ways:
Where to apply
You can post your documents to:
or hand-deliver them to:
You can contact the NPO Directorate on:
Tel: 012 312 7500
Whether you apply by post or online, you’ll receive a reference number to track your application.
If you’re successful, you’ll receive a registration certificate.
If your application is unsuccessful, however, you’ll receive a letter with advice to re-apply.
Funding your NPO
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