Rand Merchant Bank Fund: Seeking Applications for Two Program

Deadline: 2 June 2017

The Rand Merchant Bank (RMB) Fund is seeking applications for its two programme areas:

Creative Arts Programme:

Applications are open for funding in two areas of focus within the Creative Arts Programme

  • Education for a creative economy
  • The RMB Creative Arts Programme in recognising the value of education for a creative economy has the following strategic goals and objectives:
    • Goal: Over the next three years (2017–2019), to support organisations in music, dance, film, theatre and visual arts to deliver programmes that facilitate the development of a creative mind-set for a creative economy.
    • Objective One: To support organisations that demonstrate an understanding of how programme actions develop a creative mind-set through cognitive thinking (problem-solving, critical thinking, abstract reasoning and personal expression)
    • Objective Two: To support organisations that have established rural community arts programmes (that have been in existence for 3+ years) both in-school and after-school that demonstrate positive impact for a participant’s circumstance and future possibilities.
    • Objective Three: To support relevant best practice creative arts organisations with accredited tertiary-level training programmes in the following performing arts disciplines: music, dance, drama and visual art towards building a creative economy
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    • Goal: To become a go-to integrated arts platform, recognised as a space that is instrumentally and deliberately driving growth in the creative economy through supporting initiatives for both audience development and artist exposure.
    • Objective One: To play a key role in the creation of employment and entrepreneurial opportunities for artists practising in the creative arts.
    • Objective Two: To support programmes that enable young people to produce work in the performing arts disciplines of music, dance, drama and visual art for exposure and audience development.

Environment Programme:

Applications are open for funding in the following focus area within the Environment Programme

  • Education for a green economy
  • The RMB Environment Programme is aimed at increasing access to environmental education and restoring ecosystems, which will result in the growth and development of a green economy.
    • Goal: Over the next three years (2017–2019), to support organisations to deliver programmes that facilitate the development of a mind-set for a green economy.
    • Objective One: To facilitate the rehabilitation and restoration of ecosystems through shared partnerships.
    • Objective Two: To improve environmental practices within South African communities.
    • Objective Three: To transform the environment sector to be inclusive of people with disabilities.
    • Objective Four: To strengthen the use of technology to increase innovation in the environment sector.

Rand Merchant Bank Fund is one of South Africa’s leading investment banks, Rand Merchant Bank continually strives to achieve a better world through good business and to secure a sustainable future for all stakeholders.

Eligibility Criteria

Organisations that are registered PBOs who can demonstrably contribute to one or more of the objectives listed above are hereby invited to apply to the RMB Fund for three-year funding.

How to Apply

Applicants must download the RMB Fund Phase One Application Form, complete it and send it at the address given on the website.

For more information, please visit Rand Merchant Bank Fund.

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