Youth Micro Enterprise Relief Fund

The outbreak of COVID-19 has impacted a lot of enterprises globally and locally. Youth-owned enterprises have not been spared from this. A number of interventions have been announced by government and the private sector to help SMME mitigate the impact of COVID-19. It is therefore appropriate that NYDA should also provide a response for youth-owned enterprises. The NYDA is going to provide a Relief Fund to youth-owned enterprises for a period of three months. This fund is targeted at youth-owned businesses that meet the following criteria:

  • The youth owned enterprise must have been existing and operating for a period of six (6) months prior to the lockdown. Proof of this must be submitted in a form of management accounts (i.e. invoices, orders, etc.)
  • The youth owned enterprises must be able to provide financial statement for three (3) months before the lockdown and statements during the lockdown.
  •  The youth owned enterprise must submit CIPC registration documents except for informal businesses
  • The youth owned enterprise must provide proof of banking details that is not older than six (6) months  
  • Demonstrate how the enterprise has been impacted by COVID-19
  • The relief fund will cover operational costs only
  • The relief fund will be capped at a maximum of R10,000.00 per youth owned enterprise and this will be a once-off amount
  • The application period is from 20 April up to 30 May 2020

      The applicant must provide evidence of the following:

Completed application forms must be submitted via email to the branch or District Office closest to you. Click here to view list of offices.