A great opportunity for sustained support for social enterprises – businesses that are making a difference in our communities.
WHAT IS BARLOWORLD MBEWU:
Barloworld Mbewu provides tailored support for South African run social enterprises. The programme provides seed funding and collateral, access to further funding and capacity building that entails leadership development and business mentorship.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
- The Barloworld Mbewu programme will individually assess the need of successfully selected organisations
- It offers financial and non-financial support to organisations who solve a social challenge using entrepreneurial ways
- The programme will provide catalytic funding that can unlock further finance for maximum scalability of the organisation’s good work
WHO CAN APPLY?
- Organisations run by South African citizens
- Operational for more than 1 year
- Organisations active in marginalised and previously disadvantaged communities are preferred
- Having a monitoring and evaluation system to measure your impact would be advantageous
- Organisations active in the education, automotive value chain, agro-processing, agriculture, green economy or groundbreaking social innovation/technology to address local challenges
WHAT DO I NEED TO APPLY?
- Fully completed application form (which will be online or come and fill in a form at the venues below)
- If shortlisted the following supporting documents will be advantageous:
- Organisation registration documents
- Organisation financials if available
- BEE certificate or affidavit declaring BEE status
- Letters of reference | any other relevant documentation
HOW TO APPLY?
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like help completing your forms
- Only online applications will be accepted (our team will be travelling throughout the communities to help organisations that qualify to apply)
- Nearest Roadshows:
- KWAZULU-NATAL: (Pietermarizaburg - University of KwaZulu-Natal on 15 July 2019 / Newcastle - Newcastle Town Hall, Scott Street, Newcastle on 16 July 2019)
- GAUTENG: (Johannesburg - South West Gauteng TVET College, Cnr Koma and Molele Streets, Molapo, Soweto on 18 July 2019 / Tshwane - Rethabile Community Hall, 19027 Somo Street, Mamelodi East, Tshwane)
WHEN DO APPLICATIONS CLOSE?
Applications close at midnight on the 31st of July 2019