SMME KICK-START PROGRAMME – CALL FOR BUSINESS PROPOSALS

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Hessequa Local Municipality is embarking on a programme to support dynamic and committed entrepreneurs to grow their businesses. A broad scope of non-financial assistance will be provided, which will include required business development interventions (equipment and input material) and business training.

Only serious applicants with a workable business concept or business profile that they believe in and with which they want to expand their business operations with, must apply.

IMPORTANT:

Applicants must complete an application form (obtained from the Hessequa Economic Development Office, Corner President CR Swarts Street, Riversdale, from Mr. Lerato Tshefu via email at lerato@hessequa.gov.za and submit with the following supporting documents attached:

  • Company Profile/ Business Proposal or Business Plan
  • 6 months Profit and Loss Summary or recent Financial/Bank statements, if available – will be treated confidentially
  • Tax clearance certificate
  • Company Registration Certificate
  • Certified ID Copies of all Directors
  • Certified copy of proof of residence/ address (where business is situated)

CRITERIA:

  • Must be a registered and viable business operating for at least 2 years (Expansion), 0-2 years (Start-up) with clear direction/deliverables
  • Must be available to do a presentation to a selected panel and to attend the compulsory business development interventions and trainings identified by the panel
  • Must be tax compliant. (If not, submit tax matters with the application for assessment)
  • 100% South African owned
  • Applicant must be in full control of business and operations
  • Formally registered or incorporated e.g. with the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC)
  • Operating in the Hessequa area
  • Classified as a micro or small enterprise in terms of the National Small Enterprises Act.

Applications can be submitted via email to Mr. Lerato Tshefu at lerato@hessequa.gov.za or placed in an envelope and physically delivered to the Hessequa Municipality LED Department, Cnr President CR Swarts Street, Riversdale, 6670. All applications must clearly state HESSEQUA MUNICIPALITY SMME KICK-START PROGRAMME 2021.

Shortlisted applicants will be required to present their business concepts to an evaluation panel.

PLEASE NOTE:

Applications will close at 16h00 on 16 September 2021.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT:

Mr Lerato Tshefu
Economic Development Officer
Hessequa Municipality
lerato@hessequa.gov.za

To download the Application Form, click on the following link: Application Form SMME Kick-Start