MICT SETA/ FASSET Discretionary Grant Applications for Special Projects
Discretionary Grant Advertisement for Special Project
Dear Valued Stakeholder,
The Media Information and Communication Technologies Sector Education and Training Authority (MICT SETA) hereby invites constituent and eligible stakeholders within MICT sub-sectors to apply for Discretionary Grant Special Projects funding for the 2023/2024 financial year. This Grant is intended to meet the MICT sector needs as set out in the Sector Skills Plan (SSP), Strategic Plan and priorities outlined in the National Skills Development Plan.
The allocation of funds is intended for programmes and projects that improve the supply of qualified and competent people for scarce and critical skills and enterprise development. In this special window, the MICT SETA will be allocating Discretionary Grant Special Project funding for the following learning programmes:
|COLLEGE NAME||PROVINCE||Digital Programme||Number of learners|
|Ethekwini Springfield||KwaZulu Natal||
|College of Cape Town||Western Cape||
|Ethekwini Centec||KwaZulu Natal||
|Coastal KZN||KwaZulu Natal||
|Buffalo TVET||Eastern Cape||
|King Hintsa||Eastern Cape||
|King Sabata Dalindyebo||Eastern Cape||
Who can apply?
The MICT SETA has been mandated by the Skills Development Act 37 of 2008, as amended, to allocate grants in the prescribed manner for skills development opportunities for all the South Africans who meet the below criteria.
Therefore, only MICT SETA Levy paying entities and non-levying entities, who have successfully implemented MICT SETA funded learning programmes, and whose core business resides within the MICT sub-sectors with the requisite capacity and legal good standing, may apply.
Given the special nature of skills development broadly and about the SETA specifically, the MICT SETA’s discretionary funding is applicable, in the main, to:
- MICT SETA Levy paying companies;
- MICT SETA Constituent SMMEs;
- MICT SETA Training Providers;
Preference will be given to entities that have a track record of implementing learning programmes successfully in the selected district municipalities.
Stakeholders who applied during any previous DG window are welcome to apply during this window of funding irrespective of the outcome of their previous application.
The MICT SETA will not award funding for:
- Set-up costs, e.g., start-up costs.
- Capital expenditure, e.g., building costs, equipment such as computers, etc.
- Blacklisted entities.
- Entities that defaulted to pay learner stipends in the past.
- Stakeholders who have never implemented any learning intervention in the same province they are applying.
- Entities who have never implemented MICT SETA-funded programmes.
- Stakeholders who submit fraudulent compliance documents.
- All applications must be submitted via an email to: email@example.com
- No late or incomplete applications will be considered.
- The deadline will not be extended.
Mandatory compliance documents
For your application to be evaluated for Discretionary Grant Special Project Funding, the following mandatory supporting documents need to be completed and submitted with each application:
- Proof of company registration.
- Products and services of the company.
- Valid Certificate Tax Clearance (must not have expired).
- Confirmation of implementing learning intervention(s) successfully in the same district municipality (Copy of MICT SETA Service Level Agreement of programmes
implemented in the past).
- Constituent MICT SETA stakeholders who have implemented a minimum of three learning programmes funded by other entities must provide three reference
letters and Signed MOA/SLA with the funding entities within the last 5 years
- Valid BBB-EE Certificate or an affidavit.
- CSD report (with tax compliance status and verified banking details).
- Company shares certificate(s) – not shares register or shareholding confirmations.
- List of MICT SETA learning programmes implemented by the entity/company in the past (the information supplied must correspond with provided Service Level
- Proof of company banking details – not older than 3 months.
- A declaration of interest for Directors and possible relationships with Board members and management of the MICT SETA (On a company letterhead).
- Large and Medium companies must provide a proof of 6% spent of the leviable amount on skills development.
Failure to submit any of the above listed documents will result in the disqualification of the application.
The application window closes on (31 August 2023 at midnight).
All queries must be directed to the email firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note: If you have not heard from us within a month of submitting your application, please consider your application unsuccessful.