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Introduction to the National Youth Development Agency
The National Youth Development Agency (NYDA) is a South African youth development
agency aimed at creating and promoting co-ordination in youth development matters. The
NYDA results from the merger of the National Youth Commission and Umsobomvu Youth
Fund.
 
What is the Grant Programme?
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 programme focuses on youth entrepreneurs
who are at intentional, promising and new stages of enterprise development.
 
Young people whose business ideas qualify for the Grant Programme, depending on their
individual needs, will also undergo some of the NYDA’s non- financial support services,
including:
· Mentorship
· Business Consultancy Services
· Market Linkages
· Business Management Training Programme
· Youth Co-operative Development Programme
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