Civil Society

Founded in 2011, Kagiso Trust’s (KT) Leverage Fund was established to support non-government organisations (NGOs) with funding using a match funding approach. NGOs often face many challenges to carry out much-needed programmes and projects at a community level.

In 2017, Kagiso Trust sought to refine its civil society programmes to play a more meaningful role in the sustainability of NGOs.

Kagiso Trust’s civil society programmes will be extended beyond the Leverage Fund to approach civil society more holistically. The programme will also streamline supported NGOs to KT’s four pillars: education development, socio-economic development, institutional capacity building and financial sustainability.

The programme will assist and support civil society organisations in partnership with The Southern African NGO Network (SANGONeT) and South African NGO Coalition (SANGOCO) who face the following challenges:

  • Lack of capacity;
  • Lack of human capital;
  • Poor governance structures;
  • Lack of long-term organisational plans;
  • Minimal efforts of partnership and collaboration to leverage resources and funding.