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Application: Grants for attending the 2019 Conference

LIASA is calling for applications from paid-up individual 2019 members for attendance grants for the 20th LIASA Annual Conference, to be held at the Durban International Conference Centre from 01 October  to 04 October 2019.  These grants are made possible through the generous sponsorship of the Department of Arts and Culture.

Please note:

  • Only online application forms will be accepted.
  • Forms must be completed in English.
  • The grant covers registration fees only - no travel and accommodation assistance will be considered.
  • The closing date for receiving applications for this grant is Thursday 19 September at 23:59.


  • Preference will be given to applicants from Public and Community Libraries in South Africa.
  • Only individual paid up members for the current year will be considered.
  • Preference will be given to individual paid-up members with 3 years or more current consecutive LIASA  membership (for the Registration grant) and current individual membership of at least 6 months for Intern applicants.
  • Applicants must not have registered or paid for conference attendance as yet. 
  • Applicants must not have applied to volunteer at the 20th LIASA Annual Conference.

Terms and Conditions:

  • Each grantee must submit a report within 14 days of the close of the conference.  Report specifications will be forwarded to the successful grantees.  Failure to submit a report will disqualify you for all future grants. 
  • Grants awarded are not transferable.
  • No cash payments will be made to any grantee. 
  • The selection committee's decision is final.  No correspondence will be entered into. 
  • Applicants must have prior consent from their line manager / head of the institution before their application is submitted.
  • Applications close at midnight on Thursday 19 September 2019.  No late applications will be considered.


I hereby declare that all the information provided below is correct.  I further understand that I have to find other financial support for accommodation and travel should I be successful in my application for a grant to attend the 20th LIASA Annual Conference.  I also declare that I have permission from my employer to  apply to volunteer at the LIASA Annual Conference and that my employer will grant me leave of absence for the duration. 

Application form

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