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  • This programme is currently available only to eligible tuturor organizațiilor neguvernamentale înregistrate legal în România în Registrul Național ONG al Ministerului Justiției, care își desfășoară activitatea conform OG 26/2000 cu privire la asociații și fundații, cu completările și modificările ulterioare.  (see Programme eligibility Criteria)
  • Products will be distributed to eligible organisations only, not to individuals.
  • An organisation must have an annual budget of less than 10 million USD per annum.
  • Organisations which provide the following types of services are eligible to receive Cisco donations through this programme:
    • Basic Human Needs:
      • Housing & shelter
      • Low income housing
      • Housing for the aged
      • Help and accommodation for the homeless
      • Refuges and shelters
      • Care and housing of children and orphans
      • Food & income
      • Food distribution
      • Helping meet basic needs inc. finance
      • Job training/basic skills training/help into work
      • Legal aid and counselling and advice
      • Access to clean water
      • Mine clearance
    • Access to Education:
      • Special needs education
      • Access to basic skills
      • Literacy
      • Numeracy
      • Digital inclusion
      • Re-training of long term unemployed
    • Access to Health Services:
      • Awareness, support and information for sufferers of illness
      • Health counselling
      • Care for the elderly
      • Aid to the handicapped
      • Prevention of cruelty to children
      • Rescue & emergency services
      • Rehabilitation services (drugs, alcohol etc)

The following types of organisations are not eligible to receive Cisco donations through this programme:

  • Religious organisations without a secular community designation: A secular designation is defined as an organisation separate from the church or religious organisation that provides services to people regardless of their religious beliefs and does not propagate a belief in a specific faith. Example: A refugee shelter with Public Benefit Organisation status that is run by a church, but is a separate and unique organisation that provides shelter and assistance to anyone who qualifies for services, regardless of religious beliefs.
  • Foundations and grant-making organisations
  • Schools
  • Museums
  • Libraries
  • Camps
  • Zoos
  • Cultural and environmental education organisations
  • Any organisation that advocates, supports or practices discrimination based on race, religion, age, ethnicity, national origin, language, size, gender, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background or disability.

Guidelines

In terms of the programme:

  • During one fiscal year (1st July – 30th June), an organisation may request any quantity of Cisco products in a single order . The combined administrative fees for all ordered items may not exceed $1400.
  • An organisation that is an affiliate of a larger organisation (with no more than 10 affiliates) may order products individually, providing it is a registered South African Public Benefit Organisation in its own right.
  • An organisation must demonstrate that it has a technology line item in its budget and must be able to state the amount of that budget line item.
  • An organisation must demonstrate that a Trustee or Director of the organisation has requested the equipment.
  • Cisco may, at its sole discretion, provide "functionally equivalent" substitute product(s) for any request or order.
  • Cisco products may not be transferred or resold.
  • Recipient organisations are required to sign an Equipment Donation Agreement.