Supporting Grants

Business and Arts South Africa’s (NPC) Supporting Grant programme is designed for artist/arts organisations and businesses  to assist in activating sponsorship for a cross-section of arts projects in different regions of the country. This is done by providing financial support to a project that is in an already existing relationship between a business and arts organisation.


To apply for a BASA Supporting Grant, both the arts applicant and the sponsor must complete the application forms, which are designed to encourage the two partners to work together and identify areas of potential benefit. BASA allocates funds to the project once it has assessed how the partnership benefits both the sponsor and the recipient.


Supporting Grant applications forms are now available in English, isiZulu and seSotho.


Once the grants have been approved, the projects and sponsors can be further profiled through Business and Arts South Africa’s media partners – SAfm, Business Day TV, Radio Today, Ilanga Newspaper, and Ofm. In addition, successful partnerships are also encouraged to enter the Business Day BASA Awards, supported by Anglo American.


Closing date: 17 January 2014
Outcome available: 31 January 2014


Closing date: 12 March 2014
Outcome available: 26 March 2014


Closing date: 09 April 2014
Outcome available: 18 April 2014


Closing date: 21 May 2014
Outcome available: 30 May 2014


Closing date: 16 July 2014
Outcome available: 01 August 2014


Closing date: 17 September 2014
Outcome available: 10 October 2014


Closing date: 12 November 2014
Outcome available: 01 December 2014


It’s important to note that BASA Supporting Grants are not another form of public subsidy to cap budgets, matching grant or to make up shortfalls, but are very specifically aligned  to projects that are specifically linked to business or corporate support and leverage opportunities.


Supporting Grants Guidelines English


Supporting Grants Application Form A English


Supporting Grants Application Form B English


Supporting Grants Guidelines Sesotho


Supporting Grants Application Form A Sesotho


Supporting Grants Application Form B Sesotho


Supporting Grants Guidelines Zulu


Supporting Grants Application Form A Zulu


Supporting Grants Application Form B Zulu


For more information on the BASA Supporting Grants, please contact or 011 447-2295

The Supporting Grants are made possible through the generous support of the Department of Arts and Culture

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