Kishugu NPC is part of a Government job creation programme established by The Department of Environmental Affairs, and Natural Resource Management. The funding for FireWise incentive-based projects is provided as part of the Expanded Public Works Programme. Kishugu NPC manages these funds and is responsible for the roll-out of the projects which create part time work opportunities in particularly high risk fire-prone communities.
These communities are often extremely rural in location where income opportunities are slim and where subsistence farming makes livelihoods particularly vulnerable to wildland fire. The projects are always implemented within the framework of the FireWise Communities Programme and activities are closely monitored to ensure compliance and success.