SOCIAL CHANGE
ASSISTANCE TRUST

Partnering with rural organisations for 35 years

About US

SCAT is a veteran human rights and social justice, philanthropy (re-granting) organisation which has been in existence for 35 years. It has pioneered and developed a model of development that has been acknowledged as both empowering and sustainable with tangible impact at the local level. Over the past five years around R50 million was raised and 175 organisations received grants and support. SCAT was founded during the early 1980’s by three trustees who believed there was a need to provide grants to organisations to promote community-based control which was seen as a critical component of transformative development and the creation of a strong civil society and good governance. This role is as relevant today as it was more than thirty years ago.

Our mission is to empower communities, strengthen civil society, and promote social change in partnership with local development agencies which act as community-driven responses to social justice.

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WHAT WE DO

Funding

SCAT provides 3 types of grants: Core grant, FRIS – Fundraising Incentive Scheme & DFT – Development Fund for Training.

Field Support

The SCAT Programmes Team provides on site field support to grantees. Field support includes monitoring, mentoring and coaching for the staff and committee of the Local Development Agencies.

Capacity Building

The Capacity Building programme is informed by the needs of grantees and the sector which SCAT’s support. Gender Based Violence Response, Financial Management & Governance Training are some of the current capacity building activities.

Years

LDA'S

PROVINCES

DONOR PARTNERS

Where we work

GRANTEE PARTNERS MAP

GRANTEE PARTNERS MAP
Beaufort West Legal Advice & Development Office (BWLADO) Cederberg Matzikama Aids Network Citrusdal Advice Office Saron Advice Office Merweville Advice and Development Office Inter-Church Local Development Agency (ILDA) Herschel Advice Office Dordrecht Advice Office Siyanakekela Community Development Port St Johns Advice Office Tyinira Rural Development Initiative Kgatelopele Social Development Forum (KSDF) Entlango Primary Agricultural Cooperative The Atamelang Cooperative Witzenberg Rural Development Centre Masiphakameni Local Development Agency CARE (Community Attempt Reaching Empowerment) Alicedale Adelaide Advice Office Mqanduli Advice Office Flagstaff Community Advice Centre Mount Fletcher Advice Office Sandveld Local Development Agency Touws River Advice Office Step Up Nelspoort Advice and Development centre Thuso Advice and Development Centre Zanoncedo Empowerment Centre Berlin Advice Office Ubuntu Rural Womxn & Youth Movement

Beaufort West Legal Advice & Development Office (BWLADO)

Cederberg Matzikama Aids Network

Citrusdal Advice Office

Saron Advice Office

Merweville Advice and Development Office

Inter-Church Local Development Agency (ILDA)

Herschel Advice Office

Dordrecht Advice Office

Siyanakekela Community Development

Port St Johns Advice Office

Tyinira Rural Development Initiative

Kgatelopele Social Development Forum (KSDF)

Entlango Primary Agricultural Cooperative

The Atamelang Cooperative

Witzenberg Rural Development Centre

Masiphakameni Local Development Agency

CARE (Community Attempt Reaching Empowerment) Alicedale

Adelaide Advice Office

Mqanduli Advice Office

Flagstaff Community Advice Centre

Mount Fletcher Advice Office

Sandveld Local Development Agency

Touws River Advice Office

Step Up

Nelspoort Advice and Development centre

Thuso Advice and Development Centre

Zanoncedo Empowerment Centre

Berlin Advice Office

Ubuntu Rural Womxn & Youth Movement