Funding and Finances

GroundUp is currently supported by these grants (chronological order, rounded to nearest R10,000):

Funds received in 2018

  • Shuttleworth Foundation flash grant: R60,000 (July 2018)
  • Cameron Schrier: R330,000 (July 2018)
  • Bertha Foundation: R550,000 (June 2018)
  • Cameron Schrier: R360,000 (April 2018)
  • Raith Foundation: R800,000 (April 2018)
  • Open Society Foundation: R900,000 (March, 2018)
  • Claude Leon Foundation: R330,000 (January 2018)

Funds received in 2017

  • Social Justice Initiative: R460,000 (December 2017)
  • South Africa Development Fund: R270,000 (September 2017)
  • Millennium Trust: R600,000 (September 2017)
  • Cameron Schrier: R260,000 (August 2017)
  • Bertha Foundation: R550,000 (July 2017)
  • Raith Foundation: R1,030,000 (May 2017)
  • Indigo Trust: R340,000 (May 2017)
  • Open Society Foundation: R800,000 (February 2017)
  • Claude Leon Foundation: R250,000 (January 2017)
  • Cameron Schrier: R250,000 (January 2017)

Funds received in 2016

  • Cameron Schrier Foundation: R350,000 (November 2016)
  • Open Society Foundation: R420,000 (August 2016)
  • Bertha Foundation: R550,000 (July 2016)
  • South Africa Development Fund: R150,000 (June 2016)
  • Raith Foundation: R940,000 (May, 2016)
  • Millennium Trust: R550,000 (April 2016)
  • Claude Leon Foundation: R250,000 (March 2016)
  • Open Society Foundation: R520,000 (January 2016)

Funds received before 2016

  • Bertha Foundation: R500,000 for 2015/16
  • Claude Leon Foundation: R250,000 for 2015
  • Indigo Trust: R397,000 for 2015/16
  • Millennium Trust: R500,000 for 2015
  • Raith Foundation R850,000 for 2015
  • South Africa Development Fund: R325,000 for 2015/16

We are negotiating further grants and will update this page if and when those are confirmed.

We also receive small private donations.

Expenses

GroundUp Expenditure for 1 March 2017 to 28 February 2018 (provisional, unaudited)

ZAR

Management & Editing

1,069,956

Reporting (salaries, freelance fees, story expenses)

2,255,341

Administration (rent, HR, financial management, IT support, phones etc)

558,369

Marketing

65,157

Website hosting, equipment (furniture, PCs, printers etc) and stationery

73,524

Total Expenditure

4,022,347

GroundUp is a project of Community Media Trust which publishes audited financial statements that incorporate GroundUp's income and expenses. 

Last updated 26 April 2018.