What we do not fund?
The Foundation can only make grants to organisations that are established for not-for-private-profit purposes. Even if the activity for which you have applied is charitable, you will not be eligible for a grant unless your constitution clearly states the charitable purpose for which your organisation has been set up. If you think your organisation may be affected by this condition, please get advice from us before you make an application.
The FCS will NOT make grants available for/to: Endowments & scholarships;Projects or activities outside Tanzania; Projects or activities which have already been finished;Projects that provide grants to other organizations; Honoraria for organization’s paid staff; Income-generation / Micro-finance activities; Applications from professional fundraisers or consultants acting on behalf of organizations; Individuals; Political parties; Projects that promote a particular religion, ethnic group/tribe or race; Private sector businesses (unless they are not-for-private-profit); Organizations that are in significant debt; Workshops, Conferences, Seminars, unless they are part of a wider set of activities, and are linked to clear results; Unanticipated costs (contingencies); Provision of social services; Applications for Strategic Grants to implement projects on HIV and AIDS.
NOTE: Organisations that manage savings and credit, micro-finance or income generation as their core work will need to present a very strong case if they are planning to engage in activities outside of their regular work. The FCS will not provide finance for lending to individuals or groups.