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Our Thuso Fund for schools and charities raises funding for under-resourced schools and a range of charities across South Africa.  Many MySchool supporters want to reach out and help schools, under-resourced communities, animals and the environment, but aren’t sure where to start. 


That’s why we created the Thuso Fund, to help make a greater impact where it’s needed most.  Through combining our fundraising efforts, we’re able to ensure that the funds raised are used in the best possible way, through care and good governance. 

We only partner with organisations that show good leadership, resourcefulness and a solid needs assessment, which clearly demonstrates how any investment will make a sustainable and/or substantial impact. 

When you swipe your card for the Thuso Fund for Schools and Charities, you can trust that you’re raising funds for under-resourced schools and worthy charities across South Africa.  All the funds are carefully managed, and every rand is administered by MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet, in accordance with our Corporate Social Investment policy and good governance practices.

Click here to apply for a card in support of the Thuso School Fund


Where do we help?

The Thuso Fund is used to support the following main social development focus areas and strategic goals:

  1. Improved education outcomes (ECD up to High School) with investment in school leadership, teacher capacity, physical resources, infrastructure, training and development.

  2. Social upliftment to assist vulnerable/at-risk children and youth to reach their potential and become active citizens who contribute to their communities. 

  3. Environmental, wild animal and domestic animal protection including rehabilitation, to preserve our precious resources and protect those that cannot speak for themselves. 

  4. Disaster relief to help communities recover from natural disasters.

  5. Volunteerism to inspire skills transfer and long-term involvement of our customer community. 

 

Who can apply for funding?

If your organisation complies with the following, you may apply to the fund for support:

  • You are a registered School, NPO, NPC or BPO.

  • You have audited financial statements.

  • You are aligned to the focus areas.

  • You have a proven track record of success. 

  • You are working on industry best-practice initiatives.

  • You have a thorough business case and needs assessment. 

  • You have a detailed budget. 

Applying for funding does not mean that funding will be approved. We reserve the right to choose which projects and causes to support. 


How you can help?

  • Sign up for your free MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet card online or download the app.

  • Select the Thuso Fund as your beneficiary.

  • Swipe your card when you go shopping at any of our partner stores.

  • The partner store will give a percentage (of what you’ve spent) back to the Fund on your behalf. Every swipe counts!



How to apply for funding?

The Thuso Fund is used to support the following main social development focus areas and strategic goals:

  1. Complete the funding application form (Downloadable here).

  2. Draft a funding proposal (ideally in Word format) which should include:

  • Organisation background, profile and focus areas

  • NGO/PBO/School registration details

  • Summary of the appeal: needs assessment, beneficiaries, detailed request

  • Detailed budget breakdown (including VAT)

  • Implementation plan and timelines

  • Further supporting documents that may be relevant such as quotes

  3. Send the application form and full proposal to the fund administrator via email, for the attention of the CSI Department:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">

  4. Applications are reviewed quarterly by the panel and feedback will be given on each proposal.