The GFFJ Annual NGO Grants & Award was held during the GBR Thanksgiving in December 2018. The GFFJ initiated the NGO Grants & Awards and awarded the following Non-Governmental Organisations with R100,000.00 (One Hundred Thousand Rand) each.
- Africa Cooperative Action Trust (ACAT) – Lilima Swaziland (Highers scored for Assistance)
- Itireleng Multi purpose workshop for the Blind – Soshanguve, RSA (2nd recommended)
- Rena le Lona – Creative Centre for Orphaned Children – Soweto, South Africa.
- Autism Lesotho – Maseru, Lesotho
- Jam Foundation – South Africa
This process was overseen by the following independent panel of adjudicators:
- Advocate Thabo Seneke: (Chairperson), advocate of the high Court of South Africa
- Pastor Neville van Wyk, Executive Pastor at Rhema Bible Church.
- Ms Mosima Ramogale:
- Mr John Moalusi.
They were supported by the following GBR secretariat members:
- Alice Mothiba-Dladla
- Lesego Thathane
- Fumani Shikwambana
The Independent Panel of Adjudicators as set out at the beginning of the process was for them to:
- Review the Nominated NGO’s
- Request for further information where necessary
- Pose probing questions to the prospective recipients
- Ensure Due process is followed
- Advice the Secretariat
- Make Recommendations of Organisations based on their findings
The process framework followed is listed below:
- Announcement The announcement inviting NGO nominations and submissions was done in February and the deadline was on 8 April 2018.
- Submissions Submissions took place between February – April 2018.
Several efforts and extensions were granted to all institutions that were nominated and/ or (self) submitted to supply all and/or any outstanding documents necessary for consideration by the interim, internal GBR preselection committee.
- Internal selection process The internal selection committee met and developed a framework and matrix for the internal selection processes, external selection panel as well as NGO site visits. The Internal Selection Process identified and established a selection panel who were fully independent of GBR and GFFJ at the time.
- Matters to be considered includes the training for NGO’s, the involvement of more GBR leaders in future processes and researching into similar award programmes .