Corporate Social Investment

POLICY STATEMENT

Key to SFF’s corporate objectives as a caring corporate citizen is to make a positive social impact in the lives of South Africans, especially to those disadvantaged communities that SFF conduct business operations in. SFF is committed to the empowerment, development and sustainability of disadvantaged communities and the environment through focused, coherent progressive and sustainable CSI programmes.

KEY OBJECTIVES OF SFF CSI PROGRAMMES:

  • To position SFF as a responsible and caring corporate citizen that is socially accountable to its stakeholders, the environment and more importantly the disadvantaged communities in the geographical areas we operate in.
  • To promote and enhance corporate citizenship behaviour amongst employees, brand loyalty, stewardship, as well as strengthening employee commitment and engagement through corporate wide participation in CSI initiatives.

 

SFF CSI FOCUS AREAS

The scope of SFF’s CSI focus areas are:

EDUCATION & SUBSTANCE ABUSE
ENVIRONMENT & SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

School Mathematics and science learner support programmes. Science, life skills and computer laboratory material and equipment
Training in order to improve the capacity of school management bodies at the funded schools.

To qualify for assistance, organizations and projects must:

Get the buy in of the Department of Basic Education.
Projects to be implemented by organisation registered as Non-Profit Organisation with the Department of Social Development's NPO Directorate and have Section 18(A) tax exemption status.

Environmental education programmes in deserving disadvantaged schools Environmental clean-up projects and initiatives
Greening programmes which provide trees to schools and public parks

To qualify for assistance, organizations and projects must:

Have a local municipality and or community support
Provide proof of the sustainability of the project
Focus on the disadvantaged communities

Programmes and projects for the disabled
Projects and initiatives aimed at disaster relief
Industry related initiatives such as Energy Poverty Initiatives

To qualify for assistance, organizations and projects must:

Be registered with the Department of Basic Education Focus on disadvantaged communities
Organizations other than schools must be registered with the Department of Social Development’s NPO Directorate and have Section 18(A) tax exemption status.

Providing disadvantaged schools, with computers and related information technology.
Providing infrastructure such as information technology laboratories / centres for poor schools and community based organizations serving poor communities.
Focus on disadvantaged communities

To qualify for assistance, organizations and projects must:

Organizations other than schools must be registered with the Department of Social Development’s NPO Directorate and have Section 18(A) tax exemption status.

EDUCATION & SUBSTANCE ABUSE

School Mathematics and science learner support programmes. Science, life skills and computer laboratory material and equipment
Training in order to improve the capacity of school management bodies at the funded schools.

To qualify for assistance, organizations and projects must:

Get the buy in of the Department of Basic Education.
Projects to be implemented by organisation registered as Non-Profit Organisation with the Department of Social Development's NPO Directorate and have Section 18(A) tax exemption status.

ENVIRONMENT & SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

Environmental education programmes in deserving disadvantaged schools Environmental clean-up projects and initiatives
Greening programmes which provide trees to schools and public parks

To qualify for assistance, organizations and projects must:

Have a local municipality and or community support
Provide proof of the sustainability of the project
Focus on the disadvantaged communities

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS

Programmes and projects for the disabled
Projects and initiatives aimed at disaster relief
Industry related initiatives such as Energy Poverty Initiatives

To qualify for assistance, organizations and projects must:

Be registered with the Department of Basic Education Focus on disadvantaged communities
Organizations other than schools must be registered with the Department of Social Development’s NPO Directorate and have Section 18(A) tax exemption status.

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

Providing disadvantaged schools, with computers and related information technology.
Providing infrastructure such as information technology laboratories / centres for poor schools and community based organizations serving poor communities.
Focus on disadvantaged communities

To qualify for assistance, organizations and projects must:

Organizations other than schools must be registered with the Department of Social Development’s NPO Directorate and have Section 18(A) tax exemption status.

AREAS OUTSIDE THE SCOPE OF SFF CSI SUPPORT:

  • Profit making organisation and companies
  • Political parties or related political groupings
  • Commercial fund –raising agencies
  • Sports
  • Bursaries
  • Conference, seminars and workshops
  • Local and international costs of groups, sports or individuals
  • Organizations that have been in existence for less than one year
  • Organizations that are not registered as Non- Profit Organisation with the Department of Social Development‘s NPO Directorate
  • The construction and maintenance of infrastructure

 

To be evaluated for CSI eligibility, please fill in the attached application form and submit your application to SFF_CSI@strategicfuelfund.co.za together with the following documentation.

  • Proposal
  • NPO registration Documents
  • Tax Exemption Certificate

 

Closing Date: 30 September 2021