Support financially ...

As a collaborative project aiming to provide a platform for individuals to directly contribute towards the development of a healthy society and, in particular, those who are the poorest among us.

A critical component of this collaboration is the financial support component, very little of which is able to be raised within the community served by the Ubomi Obutsha Centre.

We aim to keep any indirect costs (administration, utilities, insurances, etc) to below 20% of our annual budget ... even though servicing these costs ensures the work of the Ubomi Obutsha Centre is sustainable.

The 80% balance is spent on direct costs which include a range of expenses from food for nutrition programmes to financial support for our community care-workers who work directly with vulnerable families ensuring information is correct and needs are legitimate.  They also facilitate life skills and school support activities and monitor participation and progress.

We have 3 funding target sources:
 

  1. Small to Medium Direct Funding - Primarily from individuals, churches and small businesses that commit to support the work of the Ubomi Obutsha Centre at regular intervals (monthly or quarterly) and over a period of time
    (This funding is the most critical as it provides a sound base on which all our work is done and other funding is raised)
     

  2. Fundraising Projects - These include activities (breakfasts, concerts, collections, office drive, etc) organised organised by a group of volunteers specifically to raise funding to support the work of the Ubomi Obutsha Centre
     

  3. Grant Funding - This involves compiling and submitting funding proposals/requests to large businesses and funding organisations to cover specific costs.

If you would like to:
 

  • Make a once-off direct donation - Please make a deposit into the bank account listed below
     

  • Become a regular supporter - Please download, complete and return this 1-Year Supporter Commitment form or, alternatively, complete the form online using THIS link
     

  • Become a member of our Support Team - This will involve making yourself available (as you are able to) to volunteers your time when there is a fundraising project happening or to help spread the word of a specific need
     

  • Arrange a fundraiser - Please email us at admin@ubomiobutsha.org with your idea (we do have a back-a-buddy account available for this purpose)
     

  • Invite us to apply for grant funding - Please email us at admin@ubomiobutsha.org with details of who to contact and your requirements to be included in a funding proposal

The Ubomi Obutsha Centre in in the process of applying for Public Benefit Organisation (PBO) status with the South African Revenue Service and Section 18A tax certificates (to claim a tax deduction within South Africa) will be made available to all donors when it becomes available.

Banking Details

Name:   Ubomi Obutsha Centre

Bank:   First National Bank

Cheque Acc:   62129245355

Branch:   Newton Park

Branch Code:   261050

SWIFT Code:   FIRNZAJJ