The Gauteng Department of Social Development (DSD) says it is working to remedy delays in payment of non-profit organisations (NPOs) registered for subsidies. In a statement on Tuesday, 11 May, the department said since the week of 26-30 April, it had started with the release of first quarter subsidies and payments to NPOs and these payments will be made on a weekly basis to the NPOs that have concluded their signing of service level agreements (SLA) for the 2021/22 financial year.
According to the department, the delays were due to unforeseen circumstances that have since been resolved. This included the logistical arrangements of getting the boards of NPOs to sign service level agreements (SLA) for the 2021/22 financial year which has taken longer than anticipated.
“Some NPOs could not be called for signing of SLAs as their NPO registration status had expired, or was not in good standing. Consequently, it meant that they were not meeting the Gauteng DSD funding requirements. However, the matter was escalated to National Social Development for urgent intervention and has been since resolved.
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