In 2023, the national Department of Social Development approved a new Sector Funding Policy for public comment. This new policy impacts how the DSD funds services provided by partners in the non-profit organisation sector, providing guidance on what services will be funded and how much will be allocated for specific services. It is important for NPOs to know and understand what the policy means for them, and how they can constructively engage with national and provincial DSDs to ensure that key services to prevent and respond to violence are supported in the future.
The SFP has 10 chapters and 4 Annexures.
During this project, Cornerstone, working with the Violence Prevention Forum, developed five factsheets to help NPOs and other stakeholders understand the policy.