Government Funding

Government Funding

Government Funding and Grants for Small Businesses

Your much needed capital investment could come from government funding and grants. Here is a comprehensive guide to government funding available in South Africa.

South African Government Grants

There’s a pervasive myth that there’s no funding available for businesses. This is not the case – if you meet the criteria there’s government grants available for your business.

What You Need To Know About DTI Funding

This article will differentiate between DTI funding for start-ups and for existing and established businesses.

SEFA Guide For SMEs

What is SEFA and how can it help your business?

How To Get A South African Government Loan

If you need help funding your small business, try government loans programmes as an alternative to bank funding.

National Youth Development Agency (NYDA) Funding

The National Youth Development Agency is offering youth businesses the opportunity to apply for and receive grant funding. This funding will help to grow youth business and increase job creation within South Africa.

DTI Funding

If you have ideas of starting your own business, or have an existing business in need of finance, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has a range of incentive schemes, loans and grants available that could be your ticket to business success.

NEF Funding

Part of the government’s economic development mandate is to encourage black participation in business and entrepreneurship. The National Empowerment Fund (NEF) is designed to assist black entrepreneurs get funding.

SEFA Funding

If you have an existing small business or want to start one and need funding, direct funding via Small Enterprise Finance Agency (SEFA) could be a good place to get the finance you need. Find out more here.

IDC Funding

Whether you have an existing business or wish to start a new one, if your mandate is job creation and serving previously disadvantaged communities, funding from the IDC could be waiting for you. Read on to see if your business qualifies for IDC funding.
Public Sector Funding

(Directory) Public Sector Funding

Here we tap into tax money, international donors and international investments. A good rule of thumb when dealing with many of these funds is that patience is a virtue – and will hopefully be rewarded. Public sector funding tends to take longer than private funding, so plan accordingly.
Applying for business funds

Business Funds

You’ve got a great idea or a business that’s ready to bloom and you’re looking for business funds. The government has a number of funds and grants able to assist you in your entrepreneurial venture, so use this guide to find the perfect match for business funding.

Matching your Pitch to the Funder

While banks may not be willing to take on the risk of funding a start-up, there are government organisations that are willing to give financial backing to entrepreneurs with potential.

Committing to your Business

The Gauteng Partnership Fund’s CEO, Kutoane Kutoane, explains what requirements applicants need to satisfy in order to secure funding for their projects.

The Beginner’s Guide to Accessing Project Finance

Project finance is available to only the biggest players, right? Wrong. If you develop an air-tight proposal and have the backing of a strong sponsor, you could be South Africa’s next big project entrepreneur.

Investment Support For Black Business

Business development services to improve core competencies, managerial capabilities and competitiveness.

Help With Accessing Enterprise Development Funding

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