The City of Cape Town’s Social
Development and Early Childhood Development Directorate has called for
application for grants to Non-Governmental-Organisations.
In a statement the city said
it has a well-established grant-in-aid policy, but this is the first time that
the Social Development and Early Childhood Development Directorate is
Mayoral Committee Member for
Social Development and Early Childhood Development Suzette Little said the
application process is quite strict, but we are bound legislation to do proper
checks and balances and to ensure that the funds are spent wisely.
Little said the beneficiaries
will also have to provide regular feedback on their spending as part of that
chain of accountability.
“But I am excited about the
prospect of empowering organisations to help us change the social fabric in our
communities where the need is greatest. I have said it before: government
cannot tackle the many issues that need fixing on its own” Little added.
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