Gavin founded LiveSA, a media agency that amplifies the voices of the South African youth, completely created by South African youth. It started life as a print magazine in the beginning of his fellowship in 2011, but has since grown to a suite of media offerings that not only let young people make their voices heard, but prepares them for the world of work in the media industry.
LiveSA’s biggest success has been in up-skilling young people through their internship programme and placing them in permanent employment.
Twice a year we award a number of small grants to a collection of social change agents, no strings attached, in support of their work. We call these Flash Grants and recipients are selected based on nominations from our Fellows. Each award is worth $5,000.
At the heart of our co-investment fellowship model is the principle that Fellows continue to invest in their own ideas. The Foundation amplifies the Fellow’s investment by matching it at least tenfold, along with covering the cost of their time for the year.
The figures you see here do not reflect each Fellow’s fellowship year funding, but rather the funds unlocked within our financial year, as the fellowship years start either March or September and Fellows are not required to spend the available funds proportionately throughout the year.