In order to participate in TechSoup Sierra Leone programs and services, an organization must be validated by TechSoup as an organization operating on a nonprofit basis for the public benefit.
In order to successfully complete the validation review in Sierra Leone, an organization must be:
- Organizations must be nongovernmental tax exempt organizations with a written ruling from or agreement with the Commissioner General of the National Revenue Authority pursuant to Sections 8 and 9 of the Income Tax Act, as amended; non-governmental organizations (NGOs) registered with the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development (MoFED); companies limited by guarantee formed for purposes outlined in Section 22 of the Companies Act, as amended, and registered with the Office of the Administrator and Registrar-General; or community-based organizations (CBOs) registered with the Ministry of Social Welfare, Gender and Children’s Affairs or relevant local government.
In order for TechSoup to validate your organization, you will need to provide sufficient evidence that your organization holds the above status. This may include a certificate of registration or incorporation, inclusion in an official government registry or database, and/or a copy of your organization’s governing documents.
To initiate the validation review process, the organization should register on this website and provide all requested information. A designated TechSoup representative will review the provided details and determine if the registered organization meets the requirements established in the localized definition.
Please note that validated organizations are also subject to any additional eligibility criteria required by specific programs or service offerings being applied for.