Funding to Improve Early Childhood Development – South Africa

Deadline: 30 April 2019

The Full Tummy Fund is seeking funding applications, the Fund focuses on initiatives that primarily target children from birth to 6 years of age, which are aimed at improving Early Childhood Development (ECD), not only by investing in educational programs, but also in programs that ensure these vulnerable children are nourished and safe.

The Full Tummy Fund is a program of the Spur Foundation and the vehicle used to invest in educational development and nutritional programs.

The Spur Foundation’s motto ‘Nourish, Nurture, Now!’ is reflected in the socio-economic development initiatives it supports. These initiatives aim to uplift and improve the lives of South African families, especially children, in line with its core value of generosity and Ubuntu.

Areas of Interest

The Full Tummy Fund’s major areas of interest are:

  • Education
    • Early Childhood Development (ECD) Centers and programs that train practitioners, upgrade facilities and offer skills development programs.
    • Programs that encourage and include the parents in the development #of their children.
  • Nutrition
    • Programs or initiatives that support daily nutritional interventions for Early Childhood Centers catering to children from birth to 6 years of age.
  • Welfare
    • Organisations that run preventative programs on social issues facing our youth i.e. sexual abuse, road and pedestrian safety.

The Full Tummy Fund does not fund:

  • Sponsorship of events
  • Salaries / rent / office running costs
  • International travel / school fees
  • Medical costs
  • Individuals

How to Apply

Organisations are invited to apply for funding by sending a two page funding proposals at the address given on the website.

For more information, please visit

  • Avatar rinolda says:

    you are doing great job

  • Avatar Aletta says:

    I request a donations for our ecd

    • Avatar Reena says:

      Hi Aletta,

      FundsforNGOs is a social enterprise that provides fundraising guides, resources, and the latest funding opportunities to help you fundraise better and secure grant funding. We are not a funding organization and we do not provide grants.

      Thank you!

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