NYDA Business Start-up Grant Application

The NYDA Grant Programme is designed to provide young entrepreneurs with an opportunity to access both financial and non- financial business development support in order to enable them to establish or grow their businesses.

The qualifying criteria includes:

• Are youth 18-35 years
• Youth with skills, experience or; with the potential skill, appropriate for the enterprise that they conduct or intend to conduct.

• Are South African citizens
• Are resident in South Africa;
• Members of entities should comprise 100% south African youth citizen

Application Process/Procedure

• You must apply 3 months before you turn 35 years.
•  Submission of all required documentation
•  Proof of attending Business Management Training  course.
•  Business Pitch presentation of 10 minutes – in person or telephonically.
• Due Diligence assessment conducted by the NYDA official on the business.

How to access the NYDA Grant Programme

– Contact our Call Centre on 0800 52 52 52.
– Or visit your nearest NYDA branch.
– Application Form (Download here)

Thresholds    Type of businesses    Grant amount ranges

Threshold 1    Idea generation and survivalist (start-ups)    R1,000 – R10,000

Threshold 2    Start-ups PTY and cooperatives    R10,001 – R50,000

Threshold 3    Growth stage PTY and cooperatives    R50,001 – R100,000

Threshold 4    Expansion stage PTY and cooperatives    R100,001 – R200,000*

*for agriculture and technology related projects the maximum threshold is R250,000.00

N.B: Threshold submissions requirements applies

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