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TO: Community and Small Commercial (SCM) Media

SUBJECT: Update on progress regarding the 2021/22 Community and SCM Grant Funding Applications

Dear Community and Small Commercial (SCM) Media

As we come to the end of 2021, the MDDA would like to maintain direct contact with you to assure you of our continuous support as you provide essential services of disseminating information, news, and content to our communities across South Africa.

Below is the procedure followed after the closing date of the Call for Grant Funding Applications in July 2021.

Grant Funding

The MDDA officially opened the 2021/22 Call for Grant Funding Applications for a six-week period, commencing on 24 May 2021 and closing on 02 July 2021.

After the closing date, the work of evaluating and assessing the received applications, to determine whether they met the basic minimum applications requirements, including verifying received documentation, began in earnest. The working team then short-listed the fully compliant projects for presentation to the Board Committee and Board meetings, which took place in late October and November 2021. The Board will make its final decisions on qualifying applications at its sitting before the end of January 2022.

After the MDDA Board has deliberated over and approved the qualifying projects, the list of the approved projects will be publicised widely in all our communication platforms towards the end of January 2022 and early February 2022. Please note that the MDDA offices will be closed from 15 December 2021 and will reopen on 03 January 2022.

The MDDA is always committed to being responsive to the needs of the sector, which means, amongst others, keeping applicants up to date about applications, and decisions on their applications being announced on time.

Once again, our gratitude goes to all of you for your commitment to keeping our communities informed, despite the risk to yourselves.



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