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Social Innovations Awards : Pre-Application Invitation
Start Date/Time: 30 April 2019
End Date/Time: 30 April 2019
Recurring Event: One time event
Importance: Normal Priority
Social Matters
Location: Cape Town


Call for Applications to the Community Chest Impumelelo Social Innovations Awards Programme (CCISIA)

The CCISIA programme is a leading awards programme that identifies, recognises and awards socially innovative initiatives in Africa. Through thought leadership, mentorship, monitoring, evaluation and learning, strategic investment and pragmatic master classes, we are building an African-led, global social innovation movement.

This is an invitation to pre-apply to the awards programme. This year, we invite applicants from across South Africa to present innovative projects in various developmental sectors including, but not limited to; health, education, infrastructure and housing, income generation, social entrepreneurship, environment and conservation, arts and culture, and community development. Those who are deemed compliant in terms of the Community Chest due diligence process will be invited to apply for the programme and go on to be evaluated further. Successful applicants will be exposed to a rigorous and independent evaluation and adjudication process, culminating in the CCISIA Awards Ceremony.

Award winners can benefit from exclusive networking opportunities with funders and project partners. The programme regularly submits the work of its award winners to the UN Public Service Awards and the Dubai International Awards for Best Practice, and 21 of our projects have won international prestigious awards. All applicants will also have the opportunity to participate in one or more of Community Chest’s existing programmes, focused on organisational capacitation and project incubation.

The Pre-Applications process closes on Tuesday 30 April 2019 at 16H00 and the CCISIA Awards are held on the 10th November 2019 in Cape Town.

We invite all interested organisations to complete the online application form by completing this Pre- Application Form.

For more info email awards@comchest.org.za or contact Colleen Brocker – tel: 021 487 1500.

Successful and unsuccessful applicants will be notified via email on Tuesday 7 May 2019.

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Annual Public Events

  • Community Chest Carnival        
  • Golf Day
  • Annual General Meeting
  • Community Chest Twilight Team Run
  • Annual Market
  • Competitions

Community Chest Carnival
It’s an event that happens annually at the Maynardville Park in Wynberg during February/ March. It is the major annual fundraising and public relations event on the Community Chest calendar.  Over the 4-day Carnival period, 7500 volunteer workers from across the social and professional spectrum are to be seen lending a hand at the many tasks involved in running a Carnival of this magnitude. The event attracts +- 100 000 people, from children to pensioners, with loads of food from various countries and lots of entertainment. All the money raised at this event goes back into the Community.


Golf Day
The Community Chest Golf Day is an event targeted at sporting individuals to assist us in raising funds; however we welcome all to participate in this event. All money raised will go into the pool for communities.

Annual General Meeting
This is a public meeting hosted in community based areas, where we elect our board members and approve the Financial Statement
Twilight Team Run
The Twilight Team Run is one of Cape Town’s great events; where over 20 000 people dress up in outrageous outfits and take to the city’s streets for a good cause. Teams of between four and six, comprising a cross-section of Cape  Town including families, groups of friends, school children, nurses, factory workers, enter. The money raised goes to the Community Chest, which supports over 500 social welfare and development agencies throughout the Western Cape. There is no limit to the number of teams that a company or individual can enter, something that has led to many companies adopting the Twilight Team Run as a form of team-building exercise or year-end celebration. Nobody is quite sure who came up with the idea of dressing in garish costumes, but it has caught on, making the event a visual spectacle as well as a demonstration of philanthropy.

Annual Market
This event raises funds and serves as a community outreach opportunity. It takes place at the Grassroots Educare Centre in Athlone, before Christmas and provides an opportunity for people from that Community to purchase clothing, books and toys at reduced prices




Competitions provide people with an incentive to contribute to the Community Chest. We host two limited- draw competitions annually aimed at a niche market.




































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