Badisa’s relationship with the government is on a macro-environment level and the impact it has on the organisation due the different roles that it takes as legislator, regulator and funder. Badisa’s key stakeholders in the government departments of Social Development are in Western, Eastern and Northern Cape, as well as in the National Department. The government is the largest funder of Badisa’s Social Service Programs. Each Badisa programme has a service level agreement with the department which stipulates the services that will be rendered by the programme. The subsidy income from the government departments makes up 30% of Badisa’s total revenue.
COMPANIES AND BUSINESSES
In 2013, we received a major corporate contribution from The Body Shop SA in partnership with Media24 and Big Box Containers, who donated a new classroom for one of our early childhood development programs in Saron, nearby Tulbagh. This Ginger Snap school project was initiated by The Body Shop as an international campaign. They sold gift packs (Ginger products) in packages resembling a schoolhouse to be able to provide communities with classrooms for pre-school children. It was a great example of partnerships as well as employee volunteering. They are currently busy with a project in Koue Bokkeveld. Badisa has a growing relationship with Media24, since we were a beneficiary of their R1 million project in 2011. Badisa was a beneficiary of the Shoprite/Checkers Toy4Toy campaign for 2011, 2012 and 2013. With this campaign, we received toys for our ECD programs and a R100 000.00 donation. Badisa was able to implement three Work4aLiving programs in the Peninsula, Stilbaai and Beaufort West in partnership with Siya Sebenza and with the corporate funding from Absa for one year in 2013. The Work4aLiving program created a platform of hope and perseverance in the community. Each Badisa programme/branch has their own relationships with companies and businesses in their nearby communities to support them.
TRUSTS AND FOUNDATIONS
Various trusts and foundations fund Badisa on an annual basis, of which the Community Chest is one of the most faithful contributors to the many Badisa programs. In 2013/2014, the Community Chest funded the Badisa programs with a total amount of R2.6 million. Our thanks and appreciation goes to the Board and staff of the Community Chest for the good relationship established over the years.
Badisa has a three year contract with ICCO & Kerk in Actie in the Netherlands, receiving grants for our Early Childhood Development program and to develop the work in the Eastern Cape. ICCO is the foundation of the Interchurch Organisation for Development Co-operation and Kerk in Actie is the ministry of compassion of the Protestant Church in Utrecht, the Netherlands. We are very grateful for their continuous support.
Badisa do apply for grants from the National Lottery Board, but the 2012 call for proposals only gave Badisa the opportunity to apply for R 2 million for all the Badisa programmes/branches. The NLB made amendments to the Lottery Act and Regulations to allow them to set a cap on the amount an organisation can apply for.
The Nussbaum Foundation and the Cape Empowerment Trust also awarded funds through the management program for services rendered at certain programs.
Badisa has a BBBEE Certificate which certifies that we provide services to 80% non-white beneficiaries.