NYDA Voucher Programme


The Voucher Programme is a business support programme aimed at assisting young entrepreneurs by providing one-on-one business development support to access quality business development services through NYDA approved business consultancy service providers thereby enhancing their participation in the mainstream economy.

Young entrepreneurs access this service through vouchers, which range from R6 600.00 to R19 800.00. There is no contribution fee required for young entrepreneurs to participate in the programme. Each registered entity, is entitled to a maximum of two (2) vouchers as per business development phase.


A voucher is used to purchase business support services from approved service providers.

Services on offer include, but not limited to:

  •     Business Feasibility
  •     Bookkeeping and Financial Administration
  •     Business Re-engineering
  •     Website development and hosting
  •     Business operations manuals
  •     Marketing Strategy and Plan
  •     Business Plan Development


The applicant must:

  •     Be between the ages of 18 and 35 years
  •     SA citizenship /permanent residence
  •     Must be willing to attend Entrepreneurship Development Training should the applicant not have entrepreneurial or business management background and/or qualification
  •     All members of the business entity must be between the ages of 18 to 35 years
  •     The business should be 100% youth owned
  •     The business should be operating within the borders of South Africa


  •     The applicant obtains and complete an application form from www.nyda.gov.za
  •     Visit the nearest NYDA branch in their areas listed on the back page of this leaflet
  •     She/he submits the application form to an NYDA branch
  •     An assessment is conducted to assess the application and his/her business against the service they are applying for.
  •     If approved, the applicant needs to select an accredited service provider from the service provider directory (not supplier directory).
  •     On receipt of the voucher, the selected service provider provides the service and the applicant endorses the voucher on completion of the project.
  •     The service provider then submits the final product to the NYDA for payment.

How do I apply?

Step one:

Step two:

After submitting, your application will undergo an assessment, which will compare your business against the service you are applying for. If your application is approved, you must select an NYDA accredited service provider from the available list of the branch you applied to. If declined, the applicant is referred to an alternative business support service of the NYDA.

Step three:

Once the service provider has rendered their service, the applicant has the option to endorse or decline the service provided. Want more information? Contact the NYDA on 0800 58 58 58 or email info@nyda.gov.za. 


A. Request for Proposal (RFP) - is issued by SCM with all the specifications and application criteria. This is done on a three-year cycle

B. Evaluation Process – Applications/Proposals are evaluated based on the following phases

  • Phase 1: Eligibility/ Compliance
  • Phase 2: Functionality/ Technicality
  • Phase 3: Quality of Work
  • Phase 4: Site Visits

C. Contracting – this is based on the approved services and the provinces for a maximum of 3 years

D. Service Delivery

  • Approved service providers are given deliverables for each service Administrative and Technical Compliance is critical
E. Service Provider Performance Assessments/ Reviews – Annual performance reviews are conducted to ensure efficient service delivery to the young people.