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Township and Rural Entrepreneurship Programme

Posted on Wednesday, 2 June 2021  115 Views

The Township and Rural Enterpreneurship programme (TREP) is a dedicated programme to transform and integrate opportunities in townships and rural areas into productive business ventures. The focus is to create platforms which provide the business support infrastructure and regulatory environment that enables entrepreneurs to thrive.

Target Beneficiaries: Township and rural-based enterprises which are owned by entrepreneurs who are based in the townships or rural areas.

Initiative Goal: To overcome the legacy of economic exclusion by creating a conducive environment for entrepreneurial activity and provide dedicated business support to enterprises in rural and township areas including access to funding.

Channels: One-Stop-Shop business support service; Business incubation (remote); business skills training; product development support; credit guarantee; pitch-for-funding; and access to funding including working capital.

How To Participate: Township or rural based entrepreneurs must apply for support including funding through the common application template from the Small Enterprise Development Agency (Seda), the Small Enterprise Finance Agency (sefa), National Empowerment Fund (NEF) and the National Youth Development Agency (NYDA). Owners of the business must be South African nationals.

Implementing Agencies: Department of Small Business Development (DSBD), Seda and sefa.

Medium Term Strategic Framework Intervention: Facilitate the increase in the number of competitive small businesses with a focus on township economies and rural development.

The following Schemes are available for qualifying entrepreneurs:

  • Small-Scale Bakeries and confectionaries support programme
  • Autobody repairers and mechanics support programme (as well as small and independent auto-spares shops and informal automotive entrepreneurs)
  • Butcheries support programme
  • Clothing, leather and textiles support programme
  • Fruits and vegetables support Programme
  • Personal care support programme
  • Spaza-shop support programme
  • Tshisanyama and cooked food support programme

How to apply?

  • Application form is available on https://smmesa.gov.za/
  • On the option <<apply for finance>>, choose common application template.
  • Upload the required statutory documents: CIPC documentation, and proof of address as applicable.
  • All statutory documents must be submitted before an application is considered.
  • In case of application to purchase equipment/s and/or CAPEX, the applicants must submit quotations/pro-forma invoices for the equipment/CAPEX required.
  • Applications must be submitted to trep@sefa.org.za

Priority will be given to businesses owned by women, youth and people with disabilities.

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TREP
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Head Office: Fourways Golf Park
Nr 32 Roos Street
Fourways | Gauteng | South Africa

Tel: +27 (0)11 202 5029 | Fax: +27 (0)86 541 1767

 

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3 Eldorado Precinct
Kuruman | Northern Cape | South Africa

 
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