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CALL FOR PROPOSALS - MAGI 2020 CFP | Hlanganisa Community Fund for Social and Gender Justice Southern Africa


Call for proposals – Multi Agency Grants Initiative (MAGI)

October 2020

Hlanganisa Institute for Development in Southern Africa (Hlanganisa) invites community-based organisation implementing programmes that aim to promote social justice to apply for funding and technical support through the Multi Agency Grants Initiative. The Multi-Agency Grants Initiative (MAGI) is a collaborative donor initiative which was established in 2006 to provide funding and capacity building support to Community Based Organisations (CBOs) located in disadvantaged areas within South Africa with high levels of poverty. MAGI’s vision is of a South Africa in which CBOs are able to meet the needs of their members and contribute to building a society characterised by equality, fairness, dignity and justice, in which the state and the private sector meet their social obligations and inequality is incrementally addressed.

In this call, Hlanganisa invites applications for funding from community-based organisations and social movements that align to the following objectives and meet the criteria outlined below:

  • Contribute towards strengthening the active voice and agency of local communities, and in the process strengthen democracy
  • Contribute to social change by participating actively in local and national processes
  • Improve access to justice for marginalised groups
  • Build and strengthen social cohesion at a local level
  • Contribute to the creation of an enabling environment for local economic development to take place and improve access to services in the community
  • Conduct community level participatory research

Please read through the criteria for funding carefully before submitting an application:

  • Community-based organisations, social movements, community groups in the process of formalising as a Non-Profit Organisation with a functioning governance structure are all eligible to apply
  • Able to demonstrate that joint activities have taken place using a collaborative or partnership approach
  • Community support or contribution to the programme either through time, materials or financially
  • The benefit to the community must be clearly defined
  • The role that women play must be clearly shown, both in terms of how they participate in leadership and decision making and in how they benefit and are empowered
  • Organisations must be rooted in the community
  • Programmes that address inequality seek to build community cohesion will be considered for support
  • Programmes aligned to the thematic areas of the Fund viz. social cohesion, access to justice, access to services and local economic development
  • Activities must demonstrate measurable results/outcomes
  • Record keeping and financial systems in place

*NB: In cases where a CBO is unable to manage the grant, MAGI consider a fiscal sponsorship arrangement through a more established NGO that has an existing relationship with the CBO.

Grant sizes: R50 000 – R100 000 (up to 18 months)

To apply click HERE to register and apply for funding under this call for proposal. For further information please visit the Hlanganisa (www.hlanganisa.org.za).

The deadline for submission is 12:00 midnight on Monday 26th October 2020. No late applications will be accepted. Email info@hlanganisa.org.za for queries relating to this call for proposals.


Hlanganisa reserves the right to:

  • Decline to consider any proposal that do not conform to any aspects of the proposal requirements
  • Cancel this call for proposals or any part thereof at anytime