Uplifting communities for People living with disability through Arts and Creativity

“It’s time to focus on abilities , not disabilities” by Jason Shawndale Steen


The KwaZulu Natal Film Commission is inviting community projects linked to governments priorities and its designated groups namely women, youth and people living with disability to apply for KZNFC Socio Economic Development Programme funding for 2022/23 financial year.   Projects should ideally be in any of the following areas:-

  • Arts, Culture and Heritage
  • Development and empowerment of rural youth and women in ICT
  • Any other project aimed at youth and women empowerment in rural communities

The application form is attached and can be found on

Completed application forms should be sent to: Only scanned PDF or word version of applications will be accepted, no pictures of applications will be accepted.


Important notes:


Organisations eligible for SED funding by KZNFC must comply with the following:

  • Legal identity, must operate as an NPO or NGO, certificates to be attached to the application;
  • Must have been operating for at least one year or more and generates income for sustainability;
  • Beneficiaries must target 75% youth/ young adults/ disabled people/ women. A breakdown of beneficiaries to be attached on the application form;
  • 75% of the beneficiaries must be black in accordance with the requirements of the scorecard of the Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment Charter (breakdown to be attached on the application form);
  • Demonstrate the scope of its programmes and projects and geographic locations of where the project takes place. Include an explanation of how the project uplifts/benefits the community;
  • Provide a detailed budget breakdown;
  • Priority will be given to projects in rural areas;
  • Preference will be given to sustainable projects, once off projects will NOT be considered.

NB: Please note that KZNFC SED Programme does NOT fund the following:

  • Trainings in making of film/series
  • Making of short stories/ documentaries
  • Private companies

All queries related to film funding must be forwarded to this email address:


The application closing date for SED project is the 31st May 2022 @ 16:00.


All applications received after the closing date and time will not be considered


Should you not hear from us within four weeks after the closing date, please consider your application unsuccessful. Due to the large amount of applications expected, only successful applicants will be contacted.

For any SED queries, kindly contact Ms Nomathemba Ngcobo at 078 130 2346 or email to

Download Application Form Below:

Socio Economic Development 202223 Application Form updated

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