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Before you Apply

Before you Apply

Please familiarise yourself with the strategic focus of our two programmes: Justice, Equality and Rights and Information, Expression and Accountability by visiting the programme section of our website.

In the ‘Useful information before applying’ section, you will find information to assist you to both prepare in advance and understand our need for a bifurcated (split) budget.

Please note:

  • We do not ordinarily accept multiple EOI’s from the SAME organisation. We therefore urge organisations to consolidate ALL project / other funding requests in a SINGLE EOI.
  • Our grant cycles do not apply to the Research and Advocacy Unit (RAU). The RAU does not accept unsolicited applications.

For returning grantees (renewal applications etc., or previously funded by OSF-SA in the last 3 years):

  • If you applied for funding, and were successful in the now completed August 2016 grant cycle, you are not eligible to apply for the March 2017 grant cycle. You are however encouraged to use the August 2017 cycle.
  • If you applied for funding, and were successful in the now completed March 2016 grant cycle, you are eligible to apply for the March 2017 grant cycle. If you wish to defer a project, and still  apply for the August 2017 cycle, that is permissible.
  • OSF-SA does not ordinarily accept EOIs from individuals. It is preferable if an individual works for an organisation before they seek funding support from us.
  • Grantees in South Africa, whose grants have been approved by OSF-SA in a previous grant cycle, but  are managed by another OSF Unit due to a Conflict of Interest are nevertheless required to submit an EOI to OSF-SA via the ordinary grant cycle process outlined here.
  • Due to the volume of EOIs that we receive in each grant cycle, we cannot accommodate requests for an extension of an EOI submission.

Documents required when applying

OSF-SA Bifurcated Budget

Conflict of Interest Declaration

Reporting templates for current grantees

OSF-SA Reporting Guidelines

Financial Reporting Template

Useful information before applying

Information requested in the online application

Lobbying/ Non Lobbying explained


US Sourcing Guidelines for Prospective and Current Grantees

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