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Opportunity Grant Eligibility

Welcome

Welcome to the Voice and Choice Southern Africa Fund portal for the Opportunity Grant application.

Thank you for applying to the VCSA FUND OPPORTUNITY GRANT! We can’t wait to read your application!


There are three stages to this process.
  1. Eligibility: At this stage you will be asked key questions about whether you qualify for the grant. If you do, you will receive an E Mail allowing you back into the portal and allowing you to proceed. If you do not qualify, you will receive an E Mail explaining why. If you have any queries please write to Grants Manager: Grants.finance@genderlinks.org.za 
  2. Full application: This will include an online form (you will be able to download the word version); results framework and budget that you will be able to download before-hand and upload as part of the application.  You will also need to provide certain documents relating to your organisation (these are specified in the portal).
  3. Due diligence: For successful applicants, the VCSA FUND team will conduct on-site verification of the information provided. You may be asked additional questions at this stage. All information will be housed on the same grants portal.
ELIGIBILITY
2. In which country do you work? *This question is required.
3. Was your annual income in the last financial year less than GBP 50,000 (approximately R1 million)? *This question is required.
4. What is your area of focus? Select all that apply. *This question is required.
5. Is the head of the organisation *This question is required.
6. Are you applying as an individual? *This question is required.
7. Are you a private company? *This question is required.
8. Are you a political party? *This question is required.
9. Are you a government entity? *This question is required.
10. Does your organisation discriminate against any individual or group in any way? *This question is required.
11. Is the organisation registered? *This question is required.
If yes, how is it registered? *This question is required.
If you are not registered are you willing to do so within three months of receiving a grant?  *This question is required.
12. Do you have a formally constituted Governance structure (Board or Trustees)? *This question is required.
If not are you willing to constitute one within six months of signing the grant agreement (should you be successful)? *This question is required.
13. Do you have an  Organisation Bank Account? *This question is required.
If NO, are you willing to open a Bank account within one week of successful selection? *This question is required.
Do you have more than one signatory to the account? *This question is required.
If NO, Are you willing to add more signatories to the account within one week of successful selection? *This question is required.