• Agro-Processing Support Schemes

Agro-Processing Support Schemes

Objective of the schema

BENEFITS:

  • Cost-sharing grant between 20% - 30%
  • Maximum grant of R20 million over a 2-year investment period

investment period

  • Additional 10% grant that meets all criteria below:
    • Employment – increase base year employment by 25%
    • Transformation – BBBEE level 1
    • Geographical – located in state-owned industrial areas or areas with unemployment higher than 25%
    • Local procurement – procure > 70% of inputs or equipment & machinery locally manufactured

WHO CAN BENEFIT?

Agro-processing / benefication projects

  • Food & beverage value addition and processing
    • Black winemakers
  • Furniture manufacturing
  • Fibre manufacturing
  • Feed production
  • Fertilizer production

MANDATORY CONDITIONS

  • BBBEE level 1 – 4
  • Retain or create employment
  • 50% of inputs (raw materials) sourced from South African suppliers
  • 30% of inputs will be sourced from black South African suppliers

TIMING

  • Apply within designated application window period prior to start of project
    • Commencement of project must be within 90 days after application is approved

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