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The National Youth Development Agency (NYDA) Launches The Youth Micro Enterprises Relief Fund

The National Youth Development Agency (NYDA) Launches The Youth Micro Enterprises Relief Fund. The Youth Micro Enterprises Relief Fund is aimed at assisting youth-owned enterprises in these trying times of coronavirus and lockdown.

The NYDA is going to provide a Relief Fund to youth-owned enterprises for a period of three months.

Criteria

  • The youth owned enterprise must have been existing and operating for a period of six (6) months prior to the lockdown. Proof of this must be submitted in a form of management accounts (i.e. invoices, orders, etc.)
  • The youth owned enterprises must be able to provide financial statement for three (3) months before the lockdown and statements during the lockdown.
  •  The youth owned enterprise must submit CIPC registration documents except for informal businesses
  • The youth owned enterprise must provide proof of banking details that is not older than six (6) months  
  • Demonstrate how the enterprise has been impacted by COVID-19
  • The relief fund will cover operational costs only
  • The relief fund will be capped at a maximum of R10,000.00 per youth owned enterprise and this will be a once-off amount
  • The application period is from 20 April up to 30 May 2020

Provide Evidence Of The Following:

  • The enterprise is owned by youth between the age of 18 to 35 years
  • The owners are South African citizens
  • They are residing in South Africa
  • The business operates within the borders of South Africa
  • Download Application Form

Completed application forms must be submitted via email to the branch or District Office closest to you. Click here to view list of offices.

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