Business Funding Organisations in South Africa

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business funding organisations in south africa

Business funding in South Africa offered by government generally supports black economic empowerment, job creation, and developing the economy as a whole. There are many business funding organisations in South Africa, be it for startup capital, working capital, the expansion of an existing business, or to purchase an existing business.

DTC specialises in business finance and non-repayable business grants and boasts South Africa’s largest network of Business Funding Organisations in South Africa; we also assists in managing and implementing the finance and/or non-repayable grant process for SMMEs, for a variety of business sectors. Our network of finance partners, including venture capital companies, private equity firms, government BEE initiatives, banks, angel funds, crowd funds, Silicon Cape investment companies, and rent to own funding initiatives for your funding requirements. After identifying a suitable loan or non-repayable grant for your business we assist in develop an industry conforming application to streamline the process of applying.

Below are a handful of funding organisations in South Africa, we provide you access to over 5-dozen others when working on your application and in some cases are also able to structure non-repayable grants for companies:

The Small Enterprise Finance Agency (SEFA)

The Small Enterprise Finance Agency (SEFA) provides development finance to SMMEs and Co-operatives that cannot attract commercial credit. The agency provides loans directly to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), and cooperatives operating in all sectors of the economy. The facilities range from a minimum of R50 000 to a maximum of R15 million.

business funding organisations in South Africa

The National Empowerment Fund (NEF)

The NEF provides funds to black entrepreneurs and groups with the aim of facilitating access to finance in support of Broad-Based BEE in terms of government legislation. The investment activities of the NEF are guided by an investment policy that seeks to ensure that investments create real economic empowerment for black people without deviating from sound economic principles. The funding parameters start from R250 000 to up to R75 million.

Business Partners Limited
Business Partners is an investment company for small and medium enterprises. The company invests between R250 000 and R50 million in businesses across all sectors, with the exception of farming, on-lending, and non-profit organisations.
Investment financing is offered for businesses at all stages of development, including start-ups, expansions, outright purchases, management buy-outs, management buy-ins, franchises, tenders, and contracts. The company also manages a number of specialist funds, which provide investment financing for defined-profile entrepreneurs.

business funding organisations in South Africa

The Isivande Women’s Fund (IWF)

The Isivande Women’s Fund (IWF) is an exclusive fund that aims to accelerate women’s economic empowerment by providing more affordable, usable, and responsive finance than what is currently available. The IWF targets formally registered, that are 50% + 1 share women-owned and/or managed enterprises that have been in existence and operating for at least six months, with a loan range of R30 000 up to R2 million.

Commercial Banks
The commercial banks have specialist SME divisions, providing finance for qualifying entrepreneurs. Within a South African context, these include Standard Bank, Absa, Nedbank, and First National Bank.

For assistance in development of a conforming application & access to our funding & grant network contact Dream Team Capital