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Enterprise and Supplier Development Programme.

ITHUBA is committed to supporting and developing black-owned businesses through skills, infrastructure, business opportunities and funding.

 

About the ESD Programme

Enterprise and Supplier Funding Programme

The ITHUBA Enterprise and Supplier Programme is a funding programme that supports small black-owned businesses with funding. These grants are instrumental in both the recovery and growth phases of the businesses ITHUBA has contributed to.

The various Supplier and Enterprise Development Programmes that ITHUBA Holdings has launched reflect a passion to support and help develop black-owned business through skills, infrastructure, business opportunities and funding.

ITHUBA sees entrepreneurship as critical in driving innovation, training and economic growth. So far, ITHUBA has spent R 34.7 million on Supplier and Enterprise Development and will continue supporting small black owned businesses.

Qualifying Criteria

100% Black owned SMMEs

 

Your business needs to be in operation for at least 1 year.

 

Exempted Mirco Enterprises with a turnover of less than R 1 000 000.

 

Company Compliance Documents

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Please see below a list of questions that are frequently asked about the programme

Please visit our website from the second quarter of the year.

  • 100% Black owned SMMEs
  • Exempted Mirco Enterprises with a turnover of less than R 1 000 000.
  • Your business needs to be in operation for at least 1 year.
  • Certified ID copy of Directors
  • CIPC Documents and Shareholders Certificate
  • B-BBEE Certificate or Affidavit
  • If applicable, Regulatory Licenses/ Permits
  • Financial Statements or Bank Statements
  • Tax Certificate
  • Three Reference letters
  • Business Proposal covering the following topics:
  • Why did you start your business?
  • What is your vision and mission? 
  • What best describes your business to your customers?
  • What best describes your personal relationship with your company’s customers?
  • How often, if at all, do your existing customers refer your company to their friends and colleagues?
  • What percentage of your company’s revenue (i.e. sales/turnover) is undertaken personally by you or your shareholders?
  • In the next 12 months, do you expect your revenue (i.e. sales / turnover)
  • If you were to receive R 100 000 from ITHUBA, how would you utilise it?
  • What sets you apart from your competitors?
  • How would you describe your management team?
  • Provide a brief overview of what the funding or business support will be utilised for.
  • Define how the development support will improve the long-term sustainability of your organization.
  • No, only on the website
  • First stage: Submission of application;
  • Second stage: Interview (only candidates that have been shortlisted); and
  • Third stage: Successful applicants will be contacted.

Apply to the Programme

To apply into  the ESD programme click on the button below, for any queries please see contact details below

2021 Programme Opens

Applications are closed, please visit our website from the second quarter of the year.

Call Us

011 346 6000

Email Us

esdprogramme@ithubalottery.co.za