The Jobs Fund: Call for proposal for projects that Supports SA's Post-Pandemic Economic recovery

About the Opportunity:

The objective of the Jobs Fund is to co-finance projects by public, private and non-governmental organisations that will significantly contribute to job creation. This involves the use of public money to catalyse innovation and investment on behalf of a range of economic stakeholders in activities that contribute directly to enhanced employment creation in South Africa.


The Jobs Fund invites applications that will implement a systems approach to:

  • Accelerate the growth of entrepreneurs/ business owners.

  • Better address problems at the local level and drive systems change (local economic development).

  • Build human and institutional capacity and contribute to transitions from dependency to sustainability.

  • Develop economic sectors with growth and high labour absorption potential (a focus on youth and women will be an advantage).

  • Build eco-systems of support for the informal sector.

  • Develop appropriate financial instruments, value chain development, and market access that will unlock the trapped potential in economic sectors that can contribute to the acceleration of employment creation.

  • Address both labour demand and supply barriers.

  • Scaling Social Impact with a specific emphasis on employment creation.

Applicants must clearly demonstrate the path to sustainability and the breakthrough solution for employment creation i.e., key success factors for a competitive application include jobs created and scaling impact. Furthermore, applicants must articulate how the intervention will ensure success in the current Covid-19 context and contribute to the post-pandemic economic recovery.

Further detail on the funding round and eligibility criteria is contained in the links below:

Submission Deadline

28 March 2022

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Contact Details:


tel: 012 406 9166

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