Integrity Fund created to deepen democracy
The Social Justice Initiative (SJI) has been appointed to manage the Integrity Fund set up by Business Leadership South Africa (BLSA). The fund is apolitical and will support civil society initiatives that seek to eliminate state capture and promote integrity and accountability in business and state institutions.
Organisations will be invited by the SJI to submit proposals. Monies will be disbursed in a transparent manner following appropriate due-diligence assessments. Funded programmes will be evaluated after a set period.
The fund will support programmes that seek to:
- Promote integrity in business
- Strengthen institutions of democracy
- Advance accountable governance and anti-corruption initiatives
- Protect whistleblowers
- Strengthen the role of independent media
These themes reflect and underpin the intent of both the BLSA’s integrity pledge and the SJI’s strategic areas of funding.