Hlanganisa Institute for Development in Southern Africa is inviting all donors, corporates, philanthropists and all change-makers to pledge their support and donate to the COVID-19 response emergency fund aimed at assisting communities in rural areas and informal settlements to mitigate the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.
Hlanganisa has set up the emergency fund which will serve as a conduit for organisations, individuals and corporates that wish to contribute to the response at community level through the effort of community-based organisations (CBOS). CBOs have far better reach into these communities and yet the resources at the disposal are often inadequate. This emergency grant facility will enable them to undertake activities, informed by their contexts, and aimed at preventing and mitigating the impact of the pandemic on communities.
It is without doubt that it will be the poorest communities that will be hit the hardest by COVID-19. It is these communities that Hlanganisa is committed to supporting.20%RAISED R 2,000,000 GOAL R 10,000,000
Hlanganisa is committed to building strong relationships with their partners – relationships that go beyond the administration of funds to having a personal investment in the success and impact of a project.
The streamlined application process made it easy for us to access critical funding to support our work, and the ongoing reporting requirements strike the right balance of providing an opportunity for meaningful reflection on our work, while not being overly onerous so as to detract from the work itself.
Through the JGF Cross Cutting programme grant, we’ve been able to empower women and girls in the community to challenge and change harmful practices and beliefs around gender that lead to violence. As a result of knowledge and skills gained through workshops and additional capacitation sessions, programme beneficiaries have become change agents in their community, raising awareness and mobilising others to stand with them against gender-based violence.