Grants are processed in cycles in an effort to align the grants to the financial year. Each year one grants cycle is processed. The Commission advertises in the local press to request eligible organisations to submit ‘Expression of Interest for Financial Resources’. The call for expressions of interest is done once every year and it outlines the areas that organisations should apply for. Thereafter, the submissions are reviewed by expert reviewers and final approval is by the NAC Board of Commissioners. Grants are for a period of one year and the implementation is meant to achieve the targets that are outlined in the Partner Integrated Annual Work plan which contributes to the National Strategic plan targets.