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Southern Africa Trust

SouthernAfricaTrustGrants in support of policy and capacity building to strengthen civil society in Southern Africa

Principal Office: International


The Southern Africa Trust was established in 2005 to support civil society organizations in southern Africa to lend their voices to improved public policy.

The Trust believes in an end to poverty in southern Africa through improved institutional capacity, participatory and accountable governance, appropriate public policies, and better international financial and trading systems.

The Trust’s thematic priorities include policies for agriculture and food production in southern Africa.

Grant Programs for Agriculture, Energy, Environment, Natural Resources

Support for civil society in Southern Africa. The Trust makes grants to support deeper and wider civil society engagement in regional policy dialogue to overcome poverty in southern Africa.

Among other goals for sustainable development, the Trust makes grants in support of increasing the production of and access to food in Southern Africa, especially through small-scale farming.

Eligibility for grants extends to legally-registered civil society organizations, alliances, coalitions, and networks rooted and governed in the countries comprising the Southern African Development Community (SADC).

About programs

APPLICATION: The Trust posts eligibility criteria and an online application form.

It also describes its Funding Windows.

About how to apply

Geographical Distribution of Grant Activities in Developing Countries

Sub-Saharan Africa: Angola, Botswana, Dem Rep Congo, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe


The Trust’s website is available in English and partially in French and Portuguese.

The Trust maintains detailed funding statistics.

Profiles of the Trust’s staff are posted online.

The Trust provides contact information for its office in Midrand, South Africa.

Last Profile Review

 February 2016