Innovation is
a journey, not
a destination

Apply for Funding

We will be closing for new applications on the 15th of November 2018.
We will reopen for applications on the 1st of January 2019.

During this time we will be updating our applications forms. If you have draft applications currently on the system, please complete and submit it by the 15th of November. Draft applications not submitted by this time will expire.

You are still able to log in and submit reports during this time.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused by this process.


DGMT has identified 10 Opportunities
that will ‘make our nation fly’.

We will only fund projects that specifically address one or more of these opportunities.

For each opportunity we are looking to fund fresh programmatic approaches that can break new ground and test novel ideas.

It is important that your proposal has clear goals, backed by well-defined strategies and a viable implementation plan and budget.


  • Organisations that aren’t carrying out public benefit activities
  • Projects outside of South Africa
  • Bursaries for individuals
  • Infrastructure and vehicle expenses
  • Conferences
  • Individual schools, ECD centres and drop-in centres


There are three steps in DGMT’s application process:

Step 1: Find the best DGMT-fit for your application
Decide which opportunity (and sub-strategy within that opportunity) is the main aim of your project.

Step 2: Check that you don’t ask for things we do not fund (see above).

Step 3: Apply online
Once you are confident that your application meets the DGMT criteria you can apply here.