ApexHi Open Call for Applications Q2 2019

The ApexHi And ArrowHead Charitable Trusts invest money gained from an established endowment fund into reputable projects and non-profit organisations in community strengthening and urban development.

ApexHi Charitable Trust Only Supports Community Strengthening

The ApexHi Charitable Trust is committed to supporting development initiatives that are directed towards strengthening and supporting the social fabric of South Africa. The Trust seeks to invest in innovative, high-risk, community-based organisations and/or projects. The cross-cutting factor that underpins the strategy is enterprise development and employment creation.

Funding guidelines

Community Strengthening sector wishes to support the most vulnerable members of our society. Grants are awarded to organisations working in community strengthening. Gainful employment creation and improved household livelihoods is also a cross cutting factor. The Trust will consider proposals focusing on the following target populations:

  • The aged
  • The homeless and destitute
  • People with disabilities
  • Victims of gender-based violence
  • The Trust will also consider proposals focusing on Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC). For OVC, proposals must focus on one or both of the following areas:
  • Support for institutional care with a developmental focus
    Over and above providing shelter, basic needs and education, organisations must have a developmental focus by offering programmes such as life skills, psychosocial support and re-integration into the community to help children cope with the “outside world” once they become adults.
  • Community-based and family-focused OVC programmes
    Organisations must offer programmes that strengthen the capacity of families and communities to care for their own children. These should not be once-off interventions (e.g. feeding schemes or ad hoc after-school support), but must work with families, for a limited period, to strengthen self-reliance and coping mechanisms. The end goal of these programmes must be to “graduate” families as quickly as possible.
  • Projects addressing specifically addressing employment creation and improved household livelihoods will currently be reviewed under the General sub- sector of Community Strengthening.

Finally, the Trust also provides grants in support of practical research in the above areas of interest in order contribute to improved decision-making and knowledge-sharing in the development sector.

Open Call for Applications

ApexHi Charitable Trusts has an open call for applications for community strengthening projects. Applications are limited to projects that are below R250 000.00 and Tshikululu Social Investments conducts a two- phase application process. Below is an illustration of the application process:


The closing date is for phase 1 applications is 24 May 2019 noon and please use this link: http://devman.tsi.org.za/Devman/apply/ACT to complete the Phase 1 application. Should you be successful in this phase, a link will be sent to you for Phase 2 Application within the next two weeks. Should your application not be successful, a regret letter will be sent.

Current Reporting Partners 

Should you wish to download a reporting form, please note it is not considered complete unless submitted together with the completed monitoring and evaluation indicators tables, which are available for download below