The Growsmart Educational Programme was started in 2009 in partnership with the Western Cape Department of Education. Today, Growsmart has expanded to the Eastern Cape and Limpopo and aims to change learning behaviours with fun, interactive, online and project-based inter-school/inter-grade competitions in Literacy, Story Writing (Creative Writing) and Mathematics for learners in Grades 4, 5, and 6. In addition, the programme is also piloting a grade 6 Entrepreneurship Competition in the Western Cape.
Applications for funding
Growthpoint Properties supports Corporate Social Investment (CSI) programs that promote skills development and empowerment, rather than dependency. We are also focused on supporting education across South Africa because we believe that partnerships with educators will yield positive results towards our common vision of building a better life for all.
Our educational involvement is focused on four key areas:
- Early childhood development
- Primary school learning
- High school learning
- Youth development
Tips to help you complete the form:
When thinking about what the funding will be used for and how this make a difference towards the intended beneficiaries, remember that the social impact refers to the change in people’s socio-economic position in society (after being assisted). The Theory of Change (TOC) unpacks and explains the logic behind how a programs contributes to a chain of results that produce the program’s ultimate intended impact(s) and empowerment. Our Theory of Change relates to our aim to improve the quality of educational output for our beneficiaries.
The project must be aligned to the B-BBEE skills development matrix – Category C.
Frequently asked questions:
Growthpoint does not fund projects outside of the mandated CSI priorities. Only application forms submitted via the website and fully completed will be assessed.
Please do not submit supporting documents at this stage. Supporting documents will be requested if your application has been shortlisted for further assessment.
Receipt of an application is acknowledged within fourteen days of submission and based on the assessment you may be requested you may be invited to a presentation for further discussions.
The CSR Team reports to the Social, Ethics and Transformation Committee which meets quarterly to adjudicate. Any decisions by this committee are entirely within their discretion and are not open to negotiation.
Upon approval of funding, the key outputs and outcomes will be outlined for the recipient of the funding. This will be in line with the proposed program and Growthpoint’s CSI objectives.
Please be advised that if feedback is not provided kindly accept this as the application being unsuccessful.
Important to note:
Applications for funding will close on the 30th March 2022 unless otherwise indicated. Growthpoint Properties reserves the right to close off the funding tranche before the date mentioned.
Please note that any decision regarding the success of an application for funding is entirely within the sole and absolute discretion of the committee and/or Executive Management and is not open to negotiation.
Please do not submit if your application does not meet with the requirements for Seta accreditation or identifies with the exclusions listed below:
- Projects that are not aligned to one of our five focus areas
- Non-Seta learnership accredited programs
- Non-Seta accredited programs
- Infrastructure programs
- Profit making companies
- Animal related organisations or programs
- Religious organisations
- Political parties or associations with political affiliation
- Non-South African based organisations or programs
- Labour movements/unions
- Organisations that have been in existence for less than one year
- Growthpoint employees, the Board, and their immediate families
- Individuals or small groups in their personal capacity
- Direct funding to government, rather partner to fund its beneficiaries
- Events for marketing sponsorships
- International travels and
- Disaster relief
- Business development training or any enterprise & supplier development initiatives
- Projects based in Gauteng and Western Cape