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AGRISETA Call for Funding Applications from Stakeholders for 2017/2018

AgriSETA invites all AgriSETA STAKEHOLDERS to submit applications for skills development training in the Agricultural Sector.

Priority should be given to the identified SECTOR SCARCE AND CRITICAL SKILLS when submitting applications.

AGRISETA Funding Window Open Till 31 January

Important Notes

  • BURSARY APPLICATIONS ARE EXCLUDED
  • ARTISAN DEVELOPMENT APPLICATIONS ARE EXCLUDED
  • INTERNSHIP APPLICATIONS ARE EXCLUDED
  • LEARNERSHIP APPLICATIONS ARE EXCLUDED
  • FOUNDATIONAL LEARNING PROGRAMMES (FLP) APPLICATIONS ARE INCLUDED AS PART OF SKILLS PROGRAMMES

Application forms are available on our website. Please note that the application forms have been reviewed and that only those on the website will be accepted.

For further enquiries, please contact Mr Gerard Mamabolo on 012 – 301 5607

Applications can be sent to:

 
APPLICATION GUIDELINES

  • Discretionary Grants are made available to employees in support of workplace skills development as well as to unemployed learners to assist them to gain access to skills development and improve their employment opportunities and/ or to support entrepreneurship.
  • Preference will be given to applications that support the Agricultural Sector Scarce and Critical Skills reflected in the AgriSETA Sector Skills Plan (SSP). A comprehensive list of Scarce and Critical Skills is available on our website under Skills Planning.
  • Applications should be properly completed and all required supporting documents must be attached. Incomplete applications and the use of wrong application forms will not be considered.
  • Applications should reach AgriSETA not later than Tuesday 31 January 2017, 16h30. No late applications will be considered.
  • Application forms are available on the AgriSETA website under the Skills Delivery Learning Programmes menu (www.agriseta.co.za).
  • There is no separate application form for Support to Rural Structures (Mentorship and non-credit bearing programmes). Stakeholders should submit proposals to AgriSETA outlining the details of the project e.g. what will be achieved and how it will be done, how many learners will benefit as well as a cost breakdown. Due to high volume of applications received in the past, special project applications are limited to R400 000.00 per proposal.
  • Past experience has  shown that the total value of applications each year, exceeds the available discretionary funds by far. Stakeholders are therefore encouraged to focus on actual needs when preparing applications. AgriSETA reserves the right to lower the limit depending on the availability of funds.
  • All discretionary grants are VAT zero rated.
  • STAKEHOLDERS ARE ADVISED TO LIMIT APPLICATIONS TO ABSOLUTE SCARCE AND CRITICAL SKILLS AS PER NSDS III

PRIORITY AREAS
The allocation of funds will be aligned to the AgriSETA strategic objectives with emphasis on the Sector Scarce and Critical Skills. Some of the training interventions that preference will be given to are amongst others, but not limited to, the following occupations/interventions:

  • Occupational Based Foundational Learning Programs (Farm Maintenance & Repair Worker)
  • Farm Manager NQF 4-5
  • Food Technician NQF 5
  • Food, Health, Safety and Quality occupations (Livestock Inspector, HACCP/Export Readiness)
  • Veterinary and related occupations
  • Support to Rural Structures (e.g. Mentorships, FarmTogether, Corporate Governance, Business Management )
  • Farm Equipment/Machinery Operator
  • Landscape Gardner NQF 3
  • Forklift Driver NQF 2

FUNDING CATEGORIES
Click on the relevant programme name to download the application form.
SKILLS PROGRAMMES

  • The value of the Grant for both employed and unemployed learners is R182.00 per credit per learner.
  • Applications should preferably not exceed 25 learners and 24 credits per application.

               ADULT EDUCATION AND TRAINING (AET)

  • The value of the Grant is R4 246.00 per learner per level for numeracy and literacy.
  • UMALUSI accredited Service Providers shall conduct placement assessment THROUGH IEB.

GRADUATE PLACEMENT

  • The value of the Grant is R45 000.00 (maximum of 12 months) for unemployed learners who have completed their studies in a defined scarce skill in the Agri Sector and who needs workplace exposure to improve their employment opportunities.

SUPPORT TO RURAL STRUCTURES

  • Training interventions in this category refer to training not covered in the above-mentioned categories. It can include but is not limited to support to Mentorships, non-credit bearing training to rural communities like Non Governmental Organisations (NGOs), Community Based Organisations / Agricultural Co-operatives (CBOs / CBCs) and support to SMMEs.
  • There is no specific Grant value in this category. You are therefore advised to submit a detailed proposal with a clear indication of unit costs for every expense item in the proposal. Each proposal shall be evaluated on the value it will add to the Sector and a Grant amount will be determined accordingly, taking into account the amount applied for and AgriSETA’s limited financial resources. Due to high volume of applications received in the past, special project applications are limited to R400 000.00 per proposal.
  •  Proposals should not exceed 10 pages.

COMMODITY ORGANISATIONS

  • Commodity Organisations serving the Agricultural Sector are invited to submit applications. There is no specific form for Commodity Organizations.
  • The training interventions applied for, may include the funding categories already mentioned in which instance the applicable Grant values will apply.
  • The total value of applications per organization, should preferably not exceed R500 000.00

 

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