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Donations and Grants


Aside from the main focus areas that the Eskom Development Foundation works in, the Foundation does provide ad hoc financial support and donations to other organisations. This often takes the form of disaster relief and support or is response to a particularly challenge or issue that a South African community is facing. A significant portion of the work in this sector also flows from initiatives that are driven by Eskom employees, at a regional level.

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The Eskom Development Foundation does not solicit applications in any of the disciplines it focuses on. However, educational institutions and registered welfare organisations may apply for donations in writing.

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The Eskom Development Foundation does not solicit applications in any of the disciplines it focuses on. However, educational institutions and registered welfare organisations may apply for donations in writing.

The following organisations, causes and events do not qualify for grants and donations:

  • Political party activities (directly and indirectly)
  • Trade union activities (directly and indirectly)
  • Church/religious organisations, unless the organisation has a formally constituted outreach programme that directly benefits the community
  • Individuals
  • Eskom employees or their families
  • Organisations where Eskom employees hold shares
  • Visits/trips to other countries, whatever the cause or reason
  • Attendance of or sponsorship of national and international conferences
  • Award ceremonies unless an Eskom initiated project
  • Table sponsorships and fund-raising events, except where initiated by Eskom
  • Sports Events
  • Celebrations, events and excursions
  • Government departments (inaugurations, launches, functions or award ceremonies). The only exception being support to public benefit organisations such as police stations, ambulance services and fire brigades subject to them complying with the relevant documentation requirements
  • Traditional leadership events and inaugurations
  • Start-up projects, unless the project is an Eskom initiated pilot project
  • Organisations that are not formally constituted/registered
  • The acquisition/takeover of businesses
  • The purchase of share options
  • Projects that do not comply with Eskom’s policy on broad-based black economic empowerment
  • Any activity/project/organisation or cause that has objectives infringing on the bill of rights and Constitution and Legislation of the Republic of South Africa.
  • The Foundation dos not consider applications for sponsorships.

Written applications from registered early childhood development centres, registered public schools and welfare organisations are considered for donations:

Eskom Development Foundation NPC
PO Box 1091
Johannesburg 2000

Tel +27 11 800 8111

​E-mail: csi@eskom.co.za