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THE SPORTS TRUST. Presentation to The Portfolio Committee on Sport and Recreation. 04 November 2009. Vision. Building active communities through sport and recreation. Mission Statement.

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the sports trust

Presentation to

The Portfolio Committee on

Sport and Recreation

04 November 2009

  • Building active communities through sport and recreation.
mission statement
Mission Statement

The Sports Trust will increase access to and create opportunities for all South Africans to participate in sport through the provision of equipment and facilities and we will help to create a new sporting tradition for our democratic society.

  • A private sector initiative, spearheaded by Nedbank who solicited the partnership of Sun International, SuperSport, FNB and sought endorsement from late Minister Steve Tshwete
  • Minister embraced and endorsed the initiative and committed Department of Sport and Recreation as a partner
  • This was followed by the endorsement of macro sport bodies and selected national sports federations
  • Main objects: Developing sport across all disciplines and all levels in South Africa with a special focus on sport infrastructure and equipment for disadvantaged communities
  • Trust registered with Master of High Court, Trust No: IT2741/92
  • In excess of R42,5 Million spent on over 240 projects from 1995 to date
current trustees
Current Trustees
  • Private Sector: Nedbank, Sun International, SuperSport, Coca-Cola, SAB and Harmony
  • Sports Trustees: UCBSA, SARU, SAFA, ASA, PGA Sunshine Tour Southern Africa
  • Government & Macro sports bodies: SRSA and SASCOC Disability Desk
trustee benefits
Trustee Benefits
  • Member of a worthy cause – ST CSI arm of Trustee
  • Focus on previously disadvantaged communities
  • Leverage off the good of The Sports Trust brand
  • Actively involved in decision making processes
  • Partnership projects e.g. Nedbank Cycling Programme
  • Exposure on SuperSport
  • Composite Signage Board at sports facilities
  • Acknowledgement on all ST printed materials
  • Sec 18 A Tax Certificate – tax deductible certificates for donations
trustee membership
Trustee Membership

Membership entails:

  • R3 million over 3 years
  • 1st Year - First R1million into Seed Capital
  • 2nd Year - Million into projects
  • 3rd Year – Million into projects
  • Affinity programme – annual contribution of R500 000
  • Build The Sports Trust brand
other donors
Other Donors

Sports & Recreation SA

  • 2006 - R250 000 for transformation
  • 2007 - R250 000 - partnered with The Star CPF Programme in Alexandra
    • Street Soccer tournament for idle youth
    • 456 youth participated in the tournament from 13th Sept to 10th Nov
    • Other smaller sponsors joined resulted in:
    • MVP player – R10 000 sports bursary to study at Boston City Campus
    • 20 of the best players received basic computer training
    • R250 000 plus R50 000 from The Sports Trust grant allocated to upgrade the Eastbank Recreation Centre’s multi-purpose court (netball, basketball, 7-a-side soccer), fencing and pavillions
  • 2008 – R300 000 - partnership with The Star CPF Programme to continue in Randburg
    • Rugby tournament is being held for the youth from February to September 2009 with 300 participants
    • Upgraded 3 courts: 2 x combi courts for tennis, volleyball, basketball and 5-a-side soccer and 1 x court for 7-a-side rugby
  • 2009 – R500 000 – partnership with The Star CPF Programme (R300 000) & upgrading of swimming pool at Willowridge High School (R200 000).
    • Implementation to start upon receipt of funds
other donors continues
Other Donors continues
  • National Lottery Distribution Trust Fund
    • Allocates grants to The Sports Trust for specific communities on an adhoc basis:
      • 2004/5 - received R737 500 for the purchase of sports equipment benefiting the BSRP facilities
      • 2005/6 – received R2 million for the purchase of sports equipment for BSRP facilities
      • Late 2007/8 – received a grant of R2,5 million for application submitted in 2006 for the establishment/upgrading of 6 community facilities to the value of R1,250 000 benefiting the provinces of LP, GP, MP, KZN, EC & WC and the balance of R1,250 000 for equipment for the BSRP facilities located in EC, FS, GP, KZN, MP, NC & WC
      • 2008/9 – to receive a grant of R6, 3 million benefiting community projects in 5 provinces namely: WC, NC, GP, LP & NW of which
        • 6 x sports infrastructure and 2 x various sports equipment
      • 2009/10 – submitted an application for community projects located in 5 provinces to the value of R5, 6 million benefiting community projects in6 provinces namely: LP, GP, MP, KZN, EC & WC of which
        • 9 x sports infrastructure and 4 x various sports equipment
project partnerships
Project Partnerships
  • Praxley
    • to establish a golf infrastructure at Kwadeda High School in Soweto
    • Sponsorship of the tin on the squash court at the Jarvis Kaplan Cup giving The Trust great TV exposure on the SuperSport Channel.
  • Harmony Gold
    • To upgrade sports facilities at Wedela and Kokosi communities in Merafong Municipality, NWP
    • Sponsorship to print The Sports Trust annual report in August.
    • A donation towards staging The Sports Trust Sports Quiz evening on 14 October
  • 2010 Fifa World Cup Organising Committee Legacy Department
    • The Trust agreed in principle to partner with the supply of soccer equipment at the 27 facilities to be built.
  • Sports Ambassadors
    • The Trust in discussions with various sports stars to act as its ambassadors
communications partners
  • SuperSport
  • Radio 2000 – specific project partnership
  • National Community Radio Forum ad hoc
  • Print Media – Touchline Media ad hoc
funding criteria
Funding Criteria

General Projects

  • Sports infrastructure – upgrading or building of sports facilities
  • Sports equipment – across all disciplines


  • Previously disadvantaged community
  • Actively involved in sport or use sport as medium to address issues of national importance to achieve positive outcomes
  • Facilities –
      • all stakeholder endorsements e.g. community sports centre/traditional authority/local municipality/sports structures
      • Maintenance and sustainability plans
      • Establishment of a Community Mini Trust comprising of all the stakeholders including the local municipality tasked with the management of the facility
  • Ownership by community stakeholders
  • Endorsements by national sports stakeholders: SRSA, MEC’s for sport, national sports federations and National Lotteries Board
funding criteria continues
Funding Criteria continues

The Sports Trust Discretionary Fund

  • Bi-monthly allocation
  • Individual or community club requests e.g. pair of running shoes, netball kit, etc not exceeding R2,500 per individual or structure
  • Posted letters and fax requests entertained


application process
Application Process
  • Reactive process – communities make application
  • Limited resources prevents ST from embarking on national call for applications
  • ST – mostly markets itself in community newspapers and word of mouth
  • Annually in the region of 245 applications
  • Reaching communities from all 9 provinces
  • No applications from a specific province – ST concerted effort to ensure province benefits in next funding cycle
  • Same applies to sport for disabled communities
daveyton golf club
Daveyton Golf Club
  • 9-hole golf course located in the heart of Daveyton township
  • 250 members of which 15 junior golfers are registered with the club
  • Local Municipality together with Daveyton Golf Committee responsible for maintenance to ensure long-term sustainability
  • Facility valued at R900 000 of which Sports Trust sponsored R650 000
centocow community sports association
Centocow Community Sports Association
  • identified as the sports hub for the surrounding 38 villages with more than 20 000 learners
  • Multi-purpose courts catering for netball, volleyball, basketball and tennis
  • Vibrant men's soccer league with 26 soccer teams participating
  • Other active codes of sport: karate and boxing
  • Facility utilized by other communities of Sisonke District
  • Centocow Catholic Mission and Sports Association responsible for maintenance and sustainability
  • Facility valued at R660 000
  • Located in Kwa-Nonqaba township, outside of Mosselbay in the Western Cape
  • Multi-purpose sport complex  providing facilities for 20 different sports ranging from basketball, karate, gymnastics, hockey, etc
  • 16 schools and 43 clubs are associated with the sports board and utilise the facilities
  • Plays host to many other community activities resulting in sustainability
  • Local Municipality responsible for the maintenance of the facility
  • Facility valued at R2, 5 million
ngumbela park cricket academy
Ngumbela Park Cricket Academy
  • Located in Healdtown in the Eastern Cape with a vibrant cricket community
  • Cricket facility benefiting schools and community clubs of the 17 villages
  • Focal point of the community hosting cricket, other sporting codes and community activities resulting in sustainability
  • Local Municipality together with Cricket Club responsible for maintenance
  • Facility valued at  R1,5 million
hanyani thomo high school giyani
Hanyani Thomo High School - Giyani
  • School located in Giyani, Limpopo with no proper cricket facilities and equipment
  • Cricket most dominant sport in the villages
  • Sports Trust sponsored mobile cricket unit to benefit the 140 rural schools in Giyani
  • Collaborated with Limpopo Cricket Academy and UCBSA which offers scholarships to development players such as Dennis Maluleke
  • Equipment valued at R40 000
sport for the disabled
Sport for the Disabled
  • The Sports Trust provided wheelchairs to disability sports South Africa for athletes from the Northern Cape, North West and Central Gauteng valued at R160 000 to promote wheelchair rugby.
  • The Sports Trust installed a multi-purpose floor at The Nondlini Community Sports Centre in Inchanga for wheelchair basketball, netball and table tennis valued at R250 000.
  • The Sports Trust provided 10 x basketball wheelchairs to the University of Limpopo’s basketball team valued at R68 400.
  • The Sports Trust installed a specialised floor at the Mandeville Sports Complex and is receiving great coverage on SuperSport that televises the Wheelchair Basketball League.
community development fund
Community Development Fund
  • Limited fund established to address the needs of individuals, clubs, communities, etc that have exhausted all other avenues of raising the necessary funds to participate in local and or international tournaments and or for the supply of sports equipment and kit.
  • The Sports Trust evaluates, follows due process of ascertaining if event is endorsed by the national federation, whether any other donors are making contributions, thereafter a donation is made or sports equipment and kit purchased for the said applicant.
2008 2009 financials
2008/2009 Financials
  • Income Received excluding interest        R5638974  
    • Made up from affinity products established by founding members of The Sports Trust, grants from SRSA, the NLDTF, donations and fundraising
  • Interest Received  R2336084
    • (Note that interest covered Operating Expenses)
  • Total Income                                                  R7975058
  • Operating Expenses                                      R1914790
  • Fundraising Expenses                                    R  854485
  • Total Expenditure                                          R2769275
  • Excess of income over expenditure         R5205783
  • From which Projects Sponsored                R4657129
    • (Note difference of R548,654.00 transferred to Reserve Fund)
  • Reserve Funds                                                       R17200000
  • 89,5 % of The Trust’s surplus funds were spent on its vision to build active communities through sport and recreation around the country.
role of pcsr

Abbreviation PCSR – means Portfolio Committee on Sport and Recreation

  • Ambassadors
    • Speak of the Trust to all platforms i.e. companies, government, media, other donors, embassies, community structures, sports stars, etc
    • Attend Sports Trust community project handovers where possible – leverage the PCSR and the Sports Trust cause
    • Opportunity - Introduce the Sports Trust to influential business/government/

embassies/donors, etc people with the purpose of them joining our cause

    • Attend such initial meeting/s with the Sports Trust representative/s
  • Benefits
    • Such a partnership will create exposure for both our structures
    • An increment in income – able to reach more people – create sustainability
  • The contributions received from our Trustees and from the donors listed greatly assist The Sports Trust in achieving its vision and mission of building active communities through sport and recreation by providing those communities with sports infrastructure and/or equipment.
  • Needs are still great – greater financial support from SRSA and NLB and sponsors will enable The Sports Trust to assist Government in reducing the backlog
  • The Sports Trust believes in the co-ordination of sports development to achieve greater results – follows consultative process with sports stakeholders
  • The Sports Trust focuses on rural areas as well as Government’s transformation objectives
  • The Sports Trust and Sport and Recreation SA in discussions to formalise a strategic plan of addressing the dire needs of grass roots communities in a more co-ordinated manner for the future.