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As a corporate Chair Sponsor, you can sponsor a seat within the Orchestra at either Chair level (ZAR 5,000 per orchestra course), Principal Chair level (ZAR 10,000 per orchestra course) or Concert Master Chair level (ZAR 20,0000 per orchestra course).

Every orchestra setup will comprise of a select number of placements (Symphony Orchestra: 70-100 musicians; Wind Orchestra: 40-70 musicians; String Orchestra 25-45 musicians). In 2016 we have the National Youth Orchestra Winter Course in July with two concerts, and the National Youth Wind Orchestra and String Orchestra in December with three concerts. Your seat will be advertised for all concerts at the course you sponsor a seat for, either for the Symphony Programme in the Western Cape in July, or for the Wind Orchestra and String Orchestra Programme in Gauteng in December.

Photo below: Symphony Orchestra setup.



> 2 tickets to a National Youth Orchestra concert in the year they sponsor a seat
> Acknowledgement in our concert programme for the seat sponsored
> Acknowledgement on a board in the foyer of each concert (with your company logo)
> Your company logo on the seat on stage
> Your company logo on the baseball card of the participant (participants wear baseball cards during the week of the orchestra course)

Funds raised through this sponsorship will go towards providing bursaries for young musicians who could otherwise not afford to attend the orchestra courses and running costs for the National Youth Orchestra. Your sponsorship of a musician will contribute to social cohesion, development in the arts and building a bright and beautiful South Africa.

Click here to donate online (this is the best option for international donors) or EFT directly to our bank account (the best option for South African donors):

South African National Youth Orchestra Foundation
Bank: Standard Bank Branch: Brooklyn Branch code: 011245
Account number: 421 057 289 Swift code: SBZAZAJJ
Type of account: Cheque account

The SA National Youth Orchestra Foundation is a non-profit company (registration 024-397-NPO) with Public Benefit Organisation (PBO) status. If you would like us to give you a Section 18A Certificate (South African donors) we will be happy to do so. Please email team@sanyo.org.za with your name and address so that we can draw it up.

We realise that our donors deserve recognition for their involvement in the work that the National Youth Orchestra does.We reward all donations with a section 18A donation receipt and BEE letter of thanks making the donations Tax deductible and allows the donor to claim full BEE points under the SED category.

BEE Points: Your donation is used exclusively by the SA National Youth Orchestra Foundation on our projects that directly benefit the previously disadvantaged, earning you full BEE points for Socio-Economic Development.


Some Frequently asked questions regarding 18A donations:
What is a public benefit organisation (PBO)?
A PBO is an organisation that meets the requirements prescribed in section 30 of the Income Tax Act (the IT Act) and which may apply for approval to the Commissioner of the South African Revenue Service (the Commissioner), to enjoy the benefit of certain tax concessions.

What is a tax deductible receipt?
This is a specific receipt that is issued to a donor by an organisation that has been approved by the Commissioner under section 18A of the IT Act. A taxpayer making a bona fide donation in cash or of property made in kind is entitled to a deduction from his taxable income if the donation is supported by the necessary tax deductible receipt.

May the donations received for which a tax deductible receipt has been issued be used for any purpose?
The donations received in cash or of property made in kind may only be used to carry on PBAs listed in Part II of the Ninth Schedule of the IT Act.

What activities qualify for section 18A approval?
PBAs approved by Minister of Finance for section 18A purposes are listed in Part II (of the Ninth Schedule to the IT Act). The PBAs are limited to certain categories, the following falls within the SA National Youth Orchestra Foundation’s mandate:
• Education and Development