Kagiso Trust NGO Leveraging Fund
Historically the civil society movement, which was either represented by formalised or informal structures, played a central role in opposing injustice, discrimination and supporting development transformation and democratisation initiatives. Nowadays the voice of the non-profit sector seems to have dissipated into the background, mainly due to lack of funding. There are several organisations with very good programmes that have had to close their doors because of this. Kagiso Trust is one of the few surviving NGOs whose foresight in the establishment of a reliable own-funding mechanism, has managed to keep it afloat. It is for this reason that KT has taken the lead in helping to revitilise the non-profit sector.