Who we fund

Who we fund

The Jim Joel Fund is the South African conduit for funding from The Childwick Trust in the UK and currently supports a number of RTOs working in the ECD sector. Have a look at the websites of some of our partners:

Funding timeline

Existing NGOs and new beneficiaries are welcome to contact Giuliana Bland to discuss possible funding opportunities. The Childwick Trustees meet once a year in July to discuss the Jim Joel Fund supported projects which are recommended by Giuliana Bland.

The online application form is available for the month of April. Set criteria are applicable and the Jim Joel Fund cannot guarantee funding support for all the applications received. You must read the section on what the Jim Joel Fund does not fund before submitting your application. Please note that no late applications will be considered.

For any further queries please contact Giuliana Bland.

What we don't fund

  • Pre-schools. Please note that we do not fund any private, community and/or home based pre-schools
  • Anything unrelated to training and support of early childhood development programmes in South Africa
  • Capital costs i.e. purchase of a vehicle or building costs of any kind
  • Bursaries
  • Attendance at international or local conferences
  • Research