Sponsorships & Thusano Fund

The NYDA receives daily requests from young people, schools, community centres or NGO’s seeking assistance. We acknowledge that we cannot assist every young person in need however, in response to these once-off solicitations, the agency allocates an annual budget to the Thusano Fund.

With Thusano meaning helping hand, the Fund functions over and above the organisations’ sponsorships and is aimed at assisting small scale, immediate necessities.

The Fund is administered by the Chief Executive Officer's office.

The Thusano Fund will not consider the following:

• Purchasing of land and infrastructure

• Bursaries or scholarships (unless a bursary has already been secured but additional funding is required for other expenses like textbooks, accommodation or equipment)

• Social individual travel

• Entertainment and lifestyle

• Events for profit making purposes

• Business non quantified capital

The Thusano Fund will consider the following applications:

• Requests up to and including R50,000 per candidate or organisation

• Individuals requiring funds to settle overdue tertiary or school fees

• Individuals aiming to pursue short courses

• NGOs requiring once off financial support

• NGOs in need of equipment

• Events for social development or awareness

The following documentation is needed for all submission to the Thusano Fund:

For students

•    Thusano Fund Application Form

•    Motivation or application letter stating the financial need

•    Academic Record not less than 3 months or acceptance letter

•    ID Copy - 3 months

•    Proof of income for guardian or parents (for academic purposes)

•    Affidavit

•    Invoice or quotation from the institution of choice

For NGOs

•   Thusano Fund Application Form

•   Motivation or application letter stating the financial need

•   Constitution of the organisation

  • Certified ID Copy - 3 months

•   Proposal with financials

•   Tax exemption compliance

•   NPO/NGO registration documents (certificate)

Please note that applications for Sponsorships/Thusano Fund are currently closed!