Community

Community

Sandfire is committed to working with identified stakeholders in the Ghanzi District. Our goal is to support healthy lifestyles for our employees and local communities and contribute towards social sustainable livelihoods in Ghanzi, Botswana.

Key community stakeholders are located in the villages of Kuke, D’ Kar, Qabo, Grootlaagte, and Hanahai, and Ghanzi Town (the administrative capital of Ghanzi District).

Where possible, Sandfire will uphold existing social initiatives implemented by the Ministry of Local Government and its supporting councils, agencies and resources through partnership and collaboration.

Sponsorship and Donation

There are four ways in which Sandfire can assist community groups:

  1. Donations - defined as needs-based requests for cash donations
  2. In-kind support – defined as non-monetary gifts of value such as door prizes, decommissioned assets, labour, and any assistance contributed to the proponent’s project
  3. Sponsorships – defined as advertising and /or profile generating opportunities for Sandfire
  4. Partnerships – defined as multi-stakeholder, strategic initiatives that deliver mutually beneficial business needs.

PRIORITIES

Funding priority will be given to applications that demonstrate their alignment with the following areas of focus for Sandfire:

  • Community health: We encourage training, programs, events and activities supporting health issues such as HIV/AIDS, STD’s, alcohol management and healthy lifestyles that underpin responsible healthy communities. Where possible, we will partner with Local Government, Community Organisations and Health Services to promote existing initiatives and support our employees to adopt healthy lifestyle practices.
  • Education: We endorse programs, events and activities which encourage attendance in schools and improve literacy and learning among young children in the community. We support programs that improve nutrition (e.g. edible gardening, breakfast clubs, healthy eating), physical wellbeing (e.g. sports and fitness) and academic achievement scholarships, bursaries and resources support.
  • Wildlife: We advocate activities that promote the conservation of wildlife and create awareness of the importance of its environment. We support good animal management, cattle and livestock activities that underpin a sustainable future for communities.
  • Capacity Building: We support communities to develop skills and competencies so as to take greater control of their own lives and contributes to inclusive local development. We support opportunities that enable the community to be more cohesive, resilient and better placed to take advantage of economic and social challenges.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

To be considered eligible for support, the proposed community event, activity or project should:

  • Provide broad benefits to the local community and its members
  • Promote sustainable social development
  • Be local to Sandfire areas of business interests
  • Be for groups with shared values and principals of Sandfire
  • Reflect the diversity of the community and involvement from within the community
  • Be free of intimidation or coercion

EXCLUSIONS TO ELIGIBILITY

Sandfire will not consider requests for community support for any of the following:

  • Applications that solely benefit individuals
  • Applications owned by private and public companies or individuals with the intention of making profit
  • Individual requests to cover travel, academic studies, raising funds on behalf of charities or other organisations
  • Religious (for religious purposes) and political organisations or campaigns
  • Events or projects that involve any type of unlawful activity
  • Wages and payments to individuals
  • Professional associations or business conferences

APPLICATION PROCESS

The Sponsorship and Donation form is available to be downloaded below. It is recommended that you prepare the application in conjunction with the Sandfire Community Liaison Officer in Ghanzi.

The application form is used to obtain sufficient information to assess the proposal. Applications can be submitted at any time throughout the year and will be reviewed on a quarterly basis by the Community Relations Committee.

The Community Relations Committee will advertise application rounds via appropriate channels which may include; local newspaper advertisement, flyers and posters, focus groups and stakeholder meetings, email, website, radio or community noticeboards.

Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application after review by the Community Relations Committee.

Please return completed Community Support Application Forms to:

By Post:

Tshukudu Metals Botswana (Pty) Ltd
PO Box 1867 Abg, Gaborone, Botswana

By Email: communityrelations@tshukudumetals.co.bw

In Person:  Community Relations Office,
Unit 6B Tau Mall, Plot 8624, Ghanzi, Botswana

For further information, please do not hesitate to contact the Community Relations Office

Ms Cecilia Goitseone Suping
Tel: +267 659 7938
Fax: +267 651 1938

Download Sponsorship and Donation Form