Services SETA Discretionary Grants Call for Applications

Services SETA Discretionary Grants Call for Applications

The Services Sector Education and Training Authority (Services SETA) invites suitable levy-paying entities to apply for discretionary grant funding. The application window will open on 14 October 2019 at 08h00 and will close on 31 October 2019 at 16h00. This is an incredible opportunity for franchisors who pay levies to the Services SETA to benefit from leadership funding opportunities. If you are a FASA member and would like to learn more about tapping into this empowerment opportunity to grow your network using available government funding and assisting with job creation and training then contact Nico Botha on his email he can assist with the application process.

With the Government committed to allocating large training and empowerment funds to be utilized for improving the plight of the majority of South Africans, FASA has embarked on getting professional qualification QCTO approved, developed and registered and has been working with the Services Seta in the development of qualifications for the franchising sector.

To this end, FASA has joined forces with INANI as FASA’s representative and partner in a Job Creation & Empowerment Project, to identify FASA members to receive resources and funds that focus on adding value through impact growing the franchise population.

These grants are intended to meet the sector needs set out in the Sector Skills Plan (SSP), Strategic Plan and the priorities set out in the National Skills Development Strategy.

The grants are targeted at funding learners to be trained on both Services SETA qualifications and other qualifications that fall outside the Services SETA accredited list of qualifications that are core to the levy-paying entities. All programmes to be funded will include practical and theoretical components that are meaningful for the development of the individual learner and achieve substantial progress towards the attainment of a full qualification.

2019-20 Discretionary Grant Window Specifications
The Services SETA is looking for levy-paying companies to partner with in delivering the following skills development interventions:

LP02 Learnerships for Employed Learners (18.1).

Prioritising of allocations and evaluations for this advert will be in line with the Discretionary Grant Policy and other Services SETA’s strategic objectives.

Who can apply?

The Services SETA is a public institution and is therefore obliged to avail business and skills development training opportunities to all South Africans who meet its requirements. All stakeholders and role-players with the requisite capacity and good standing legally may therefore apply for Services SETA funded interventions.

Given the special nature of skills development broadly and with regard to SETAs specifically, this Services SETA’s discretionary funding is applicable to:

• Services SETA levy-paying entities


  • Applicants must have a valid Services SETA Levy number.
  • Applicants must have contributed levy to Services SETA within the past two years (if applicable).
  • Applicants must demonstrate how the qualifications applied for aligning with the core business operations of the applicant.
  •  Preference will be given to high levy contributors
  • Where a successful applicant is not an accredited skills development provider or registered education institution, the appointment of an accredited training provider will be handled jointly by that applicant and the Services SETA.
  • Stakeholders who applied during any previous Discretionary Grant Allocation windows are welcome to apply during this new window of funding whether their previous applications were successful or not.

Click here for the Services SETA document that gives all the application details, or contact Nico Botha on his email, FASA’s Seta representative for assistance with the application

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