Friends of Chintsa (FoC) is a non-profit organisation that provides a platform for community members to implement projects that support Chintsa and its surrounding area. Current projects are the Chintsa COVID Community Support Programme, SiyaSurfasana, Uniform Project, Chintsa Green Coast, Chintsa Runners, Bear Necessities, JAM, Chintsa United and the Chintsa Traditional Dancers.
Often people have ideas of projects they would like to run in their communities, but they don’t have the capacity, time or skills to start their own non-profit organisation or to deal with all the administration and compliance regulations that government requires of NGOs. Friends of Chintsa provides a simple structure that meets the government requirements for compliance of non-profit projects, and ensures that donations are properly used and the finances are audited annually. FoC is made up of a volunteer Board, with one part-time Administrator employed to manage the finances and compliance requirements. We are a registered Non-Profit Organisation and a registered Public Benefit Organisation, which enables donors to receive tax deductions.