Grant awarded to The Black Sash

Awarded on 3 Nov 2014

Black Sash Trust

South Africa

Democratic participation and civil society, Information and Communication Technology, Support to national NGOs

Grant amount £17,007.74

In 1955, The Black Sash set out to challenge the removal of people of colour from the national voters’ roll. 60 years on, the organisation is still going strong and has expanded its work considerably to educate, monitor and advocate for human rights and social justice in South Africa. They were recently awarded £100,000 by Making All Voices Count to roll out a performance monitoring system aimed at improving public services. Indigo is delighted to be able to support this work with a grant of £17,008. Indigo’s funding will be used to support up to 20 community based organisations responsible for collecting and publishing data on public service delivery. Each CBO will work with local citizens to monitor service delivery in a chosen sector or institution. In time, we hope that this data can be used to advocate for improvements in service delivery and enable people to access the services to which they are entitled as citizens. More can be found about this project here.