Individuals or organisations running community upliftment initiatives may apply for sponsorship. There must be a demonstrable positive impact on the socio-economic well-being of beneficiaries. The demographic profile of the beneficiaries must be Black South African citizens of which at least 40% must be female. To protect the interest and reputation of the Trust, applicants need to demonstrate that they have sufficient governance mechanisms in place to ensure accountability for contributions received.

Award process

  • Eligible candidates are to apply by completing the attached application form and
    supplying all supporting documents.
  • All applications must be sent to the general manager of the trust (soft or hard copies are acceptable).
  • The trust general manager will screen, rank and present the applications to the trustees for approval.
  • Awards will be made according to rank until the available funds are depleted.
  • The award may be the full amount requested or part thereof.
  • Successful and unsuccessful applications will be notified of the outcome of their application by the trust general manager.
  • Continued sponsorship is not automatic, candidates must apply for each period of sponsorship.

Selection criteria

  • Applications will be ranked considering the criteria below. The weighting of each will be determined by the trustees from time to time depending on the areas that require focus at a given time.
  • Socio-economic impact
  • Location of project
  • Impact on Fuchs brand
  • Timing of awards

Timing of awards
Applications received before 30 June will be processed and awarded in July. Applications received from 1 July to 31 December will be processed and awarded in January.


  • Political parties
  • Fundraising agencies
  • Overhead or operational costs of organisations
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