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|The SABCOHA Community Fund|
In order to expand the contribution of business in support of Government's HCT targets and to direct services to vulnerable beneficiaries within the business sector, SABCOHA has established a separate fund called the SABCOHA Community Fund.
The primary aim of the Fund is to extend access to HCT and wellness screening services to vulnerable employees and/or industries, typically the working poor, their families and the broader community. Vulnerability is determined largely by geographic location and economic factors, such as employment stability and the employer's ability to pay for HCT and related services, which increase health risks.
85% of all financial contributions is allocated to the provision of HCT and wellness screening services while 15% will be allocated to enhance coordination and implementation of the business sector's HCT strategy. For contributions greater than R1 million the 15% coordination cost may be reduced, subject to negotiation.
Summary of Benefits to Community Fund partner companies
SABCOHA has already allocated significant internal resources to implement the business sector HCT strategy. As donations are received, the Fund has the ability to leverage further funding, not only from within the business sector, but from local and international donors.
As a non-profit member-based association, SABCOHA’s leadership, which includes a national Board of Governors and a CEO, will have oversight of the disbursement of funds from the Community Fund.
Update - BUSINESSES PARTNERING WITH SABCOHA
More companies are encouraged to make a difference in the country’s fight against HIV and AIDS.
To find out more about the Community Fund or to report your pledge, send an email to: