Call for Applications for Small Project and Support Fund (SPSF) Program – Component 2: April 2021


The SMALL PROJECT AND SUPPORT FUND (SPSF) aims to empower communities to act and participate in their own development through actions that are designed, implemented and owned by the communities themselves. This is a call for applications for funding for activities that provide an immediate response to Human Rights violations (Component 2) through, for example, legal support and/or mobilisation. The activities will have the overall aim of empowering the vulnerable communities through the process and will be focussed on one or more of the following:

The calls seeks to support 8 organisations under component 2, the maximum grant amount is 75.000 ZAR per funded activity under 2021/22 financial year. There are no geographical focus areas. The funded organisation needs to be able to demonstrate experience and capacity in working in the human rights space with proven track record. The maximum period for the implementation of the emergency activities is 1 month.


The grant aims to provide support in response to social services and emergency situations, which will be mainly focused with the protection measures for vulnerable, marginalised and indigent individuals and communities. The response to emergency demands will be through direct financial support, which may include, among others, logistics, food, physical and psychological health care, assistance with engagement of legal advice/services and strengthening safety networks. Applications may be made by non-governmental organizations, groups and collectives.


Any organisations that:

  • Are currently being supported and funded by AIDS Foundation of South Africa (AFSA) will not be eligible to apply for funds from the Ukusekela-SPSF.
  • Are already being funded by Bread for the World (BfdW) cannot be supported through the Ukusekela-SPSF.
  • Are part of government structures or are in any way linked to government cannot be funded.
  • Have an annual budget of more than R1.5m will not be eligible to apply.
  • Any project that requires a ‘top up’ to an existing project will not be eligible for funding.
  • The grant cannot be used to support any HIV/AIDS related work.


  • All sections of the application form provided in the link have been completed in full.
  • All required supporting documentation is submitted with the application form.


As this grant component is intended to enable an urgent response to human rights violations, applications will be acknowledged within 48 hours of application being received with the fully completed application form and supporting documentation being provided.


Please follow this link in order to be directed to the online application form 


Please submit any queries regarding this call to:


Download the full Call for Applications

Download the Budget Template