Expired: CAV’ PLATFORM – RESILIENCE SMALL GRANT CALL FOR PROPOSALS

CALL-FOR-APPLICATIONS-1

Deadline

9 December 2021

Opportunity Description

In support of the burgeoning creative industry, the Cav’ Platform, a project of the Goethe-Institut in partnership with the Gauteng Creative Industries Public Sector Steering Committee. This grant seeks to support creative businesses with a social aspect and non-profit organizations with involvement in: animation gaming, performing arts, film, music, craft, photography and visual art.

Cav’ Platform, a project of the Goethe-Institut in partnership with the Gauteng Creative Industries Public Sector Steering Committee seeks to support South African Creative Social Enterprises to implement resilient business structures in light of the changes and challenges brought by the COVID 19 pandemic. Social enterprises accommodated by this grant include creative businesses with a social aspect and non-profit organisations. Eligible enterprises and organisation need to be operating within these sectors: animation gaming, performing arts, film, music, craft, photography and visual art.

The grant amount is €15.000 to be awarded per creative social enterprise. The activities need to be implemented between February – June 2022.

Applications should meet the following criteria to receive support:

Creative Social Enterprise Criteria:

  • They must be South African registered SMMEs with a social aspect or Non-Profit organisation operating within these particular sectors; animation gaming, performing arts, film, music, craft, photography and visual art.
  • They need to have been in operation for a minimum of 3 years.
  • They must have an existing business and operational systems.
  • Not have received a Resilience Grant previously from the Goethe-Institut.
  • The social enterprise must have experience in financial and/or grant management.
  • The social enterprise must have been negatively impacted by COVID 19.
  • Activities must be able to be implemented or adapted to comply with strict COVID 19 restrictions.
  • Priority will be given to create social enterprises owned or managed by women.
  • Priority will also be given to activities that have a focus on youth development.

Activities Criteria:

  • The activities applied for must focus on creative entrepreneurship development and sustainability, which can include; market access, marketing, financial management, networking, etc.
  • The activities applied for must directly impact creatives in addition to supporting the social enterprise.
  • The activities applied for must show innovative ways of operating a business or organisation, which will be a positive departure from the standard operations.

Selection and Grant Awarding Process
A jury panel comprising of representatives from the partner organisation, the Gauteng Creative Industries Public Sector Steering Committee and external experts in Culture Creative Industries (CCI) Management and Entrepreneurship, will access and select the creative social enterprises to be awarded the grant. This process will be steered by the Cav’ Platform Project Manager.

The selection process will be as followed:

  • Submission of the application with all related documentation.
  • Short-listing of applications that fulfil the criteria.
  • Adjudication of the short-list by a jury panel.
  • Awarding and contracting of grants by Cav’ Platform in January 2022.
  • The grant contract will include the planned activities, their timeframe as well as correlating budget in Euros.
  • The grant will be disbursed in three tranches: 50% on signing of contract, 30% on submission of status report, 20% on submission of narrative and budget report, including all expenditure receipts and/or proofs of payments.
  • The maximum amount of a singular grant is 15.000 €, the grant cannot be increased.

How are the applications evaluated?
The Jury panel will evaluate the short-listed applications based on the following selection criteria:

Relevance of the Project

  • The activities applied for must focus on creative entrepreneurship development and sustainability, which can include; market access, marketing, financial management, networking, etc.
  • The activities applied for must directly impact creatives in addition to supporting the social enterprise.
  • The activities applied for must show innovative ways of operating a business or organisation, which will be a positive departure from the standard operations.

COVID 19
This is to ascertain the level of impact COVID 19 has had on the enterprise.

  • How is the project adaptable to COVID 19 restrictions?
  • Budget in relation to timeline
  • Does the budget correspond to the planned scope of the project?
  • Is the proposed budget accurate, credible, and realistic?
  • Do the planned costs correspond to the project activities?

Capacity

  • Do the applying institutions have relevant experience and/or skills in implementing projects in the field, and if yes, how successful was it?
  • Does the applicant have the capacity or access to expertise to implement the project?
  • Accommodation of Priorities
  • Is the enterprise women-owned/lead?
  • Is the target group youth?

About Cav’ Platform
As Cav’ Creative Economies Platform, we aim to be a catalyst for furthering, enabling and improving income-generating opportunities for creative entrepreneurs through access to: skills-training, mentorship, relevant information, networks, networking opportunities, market/showcasing opportunities.

Cav’ Creative Economies is a Goethe-Institut initiative that comprises the two projects Cav’ Platform and Cav’ Township. The programme aims to contribute to the creative and cultural industries in South Africa, by enabling creative organisations and small businesses towards income generation.
https://www.goethe.de/prj/cap/en/index.html

About Gauteng Creative Industries Public Sector Steering Committee
This is a body facilitated by the Gauteng Department of Economic Development aimed at addressing the lack of coordination amongst the various government department and tiers of government, supporting the Creative Industry. It is a communication channel between government and the Industries represented (music, film, craft/visual art, fashion, animation/gaming) for better coordination of services. https://provincialgovernment.co.za/units/view/30/gauteng/economic-development

How to Apply

Applicants are required to apply through this online application form GAP
Those applications that do not use this link or do not complete all the required fields will not be assessed.

Applicants are required to provide in addition to the application form the following documents:

  • Proof of registration of SMME or Non-Profit with CIPC.
  • Tax Clearance Certificate from SARS.
  • Latest annual financial statements, preferably audited.
  • A clear outline of activities carried out within a maximum period of five months (February – June 2022).
  • A clear budget in Euros that correlates with the outline activities
  • For any queries and not for submission of applications, please contact: bandile.gumbi@goethe.de.