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Fight Against Poverty

SASA has a proud history of corporate social investment in the fight against poverty and under-development within rural sugarcane growing communities. SASA promotes a culture of self-reliance through our social investment and development programmes. We are active in local and district municipalities in KwaZulu-Natal and Mpumalanga. Our support to communities ranges from sugar donations and enterprise development to providing financial support to welfare and health organisations.

Sugar Donation Funding Guidelines
Sugar Donations Application form

Health Programme

Objective:
The development of people’s capacities to coordinate and respond to health challenges in a sustainable manner.
The HIV and AIDS epidemic has pushed back the progress made in the health sector within Mpumalanga, Eastern Cape and KwaZulu-Natal over the last two decades. In the sugar cane growing provinces alone, close to 2 million people are living with HIV and close to 671 000 children under the age of 18 years are likely to lose both their parents due to HIV and AIDS. Over the last few years, we have joined hands with a range of community based organisations and experts in the medical and nutrition fraternity to improve human health and nutrition. We also provide seed funding to community based organisations focused on raising awareness about the importance of nutrition in the development of healthy and sustainable communities.

Call for Proposals CSI Advert
SEI Overall Funding Guidlines

Welfare Programme

Objective:
The improvement of people’s potential for self-sufficiency through broadening opportunities for development and empowerment.
Welfare programmes are key to addressing problems of extreme poverty and underdevelopment. The programmes empower people with tools to escape poverty and establish initiatives that will ensure meaningful development. Funding is wide ranging and covers poverty alleviation, income generation, skills development, disability and disaster relief.

Call for Proposals CSI Advert
SEI Overall Funding Guidlines

Sugar Donation and Enterprise Development Programmes

The promotion of human dignity and improved quality of life of the vulnerable groups within sugarcane growing communities. There are people who find themselves in persistently poor circumstances, without sustainable support systems at family level to overcome problems such as homelessness, household food insecurity, mental illness, substance abuse, physical disabilities, emotional instability and unemployment. Sugar is donated on a monthly basis to organisations implementing food security programmes for children, families and communities in chronically poor circumstances. Our involvement in this programme is motivated by the desire to help government address national priorities such as the alleviation of poverty and hunger and to contribute to its efforts to build a strong and healthy society.

The establishment of community based enterprises that will accelerate people’s access to opportunities and participation in the mainstream economy. The rural enterprise programme empowers communities to become economically independent in a sustainable manner. It promotes the development and empowerment of previously marginalised groups. The programme requires committing resources towards training, mentorship and support activities. We have focused on providing seed funding in partnership with other stakeholders that will increase people’s chances of gaining employment and/or self-employment.

Guidelines for SASA Sugar Donations and Enterprise Development Programmes
Sugar Donations Application Form

Enterprise Development

The establishment of community based enterprises that will accelerate people’s access to opportunities and participation in the mainstream economy. The rural enterprise programme empowers communities to become economically independent in a sustainable manner. It promotes the development and empowerment of previously marginalised groups. The programme requires committing resources towards training, mentorship and support activities. We have focused on providing seed funding in partnership with other stakeholders that will increase people’s chances of gaining employment and/or self-employment.

Guidelines for SASA Enterprise Development Programme

Sugar Donation Programme

Objective:
The promotion of human dignity and improved quality of life of the vulnerable groups within sugarcane growing communities.
There are people who find themselves in a persistently poor circumstance, without sustainable support systems at family level to overcome problems such as homelessness, household food insecurity, mental illness, substance abuse, physical disabilities, emotional instability and unemployment.
Sugar is donated on a monthly basis to organisations implementing food security programmes for children, families and communities in chronically poor circumstances. Our involvement in this programme is motivated by the desire to help government address national priorities such as the alleviation of poverty and hunger and to contribute to its efforts to build a strong and healthy society.

Sugar Donation Funding Guidelines
Sugar Donations Application Form

Arts And Culture

Objective:
The stimulation of arts and cultural activities within the sugar cane growing communities.
Art is a powerful tool that both entertains and educates people to pay tribute to their own culture and heritage. Our work include providing grants to community based enterprises and institutions committed to creating social cohesion and employment opportunities through arts and cultural activities. Through our partnership with the Playhouse Company, we enable children from rural and disadvantaged communities to access arts and cultural activities.

Call for Proposals CSI Advert
SEI Overall Funding Guidlines