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NYDA Voucher Programme - South Africa (deadline: rolling basis)

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted October 25, 2021 from Brazil
Expires on December 30, 2022
National Youth Development Agency (NYDA) logo
National Youth Development Agency (NYDA) logo

The NYDA 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.

After the applicant obtains and complete an application form (from, she/he visits the nearest NYDA branch in the areas listed on the the leaflet then she/he submits the application form to an NYDA branch.

An assessment will be then 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).

The National Youth Development Agency (NYDA) is a South African-based agency established primarily to tackle challenges that the nation’s youth are faced with. The NYDA was established by an Act of parliament, Act no 54 of 2008.

The agency derives its mandate from legislative frameworks such as the NYDA Act (54 of 2008), the National Youth Policy (2009-2014) and the draft Integrated Youth Development Strategy as adopted by the Youth Convention of 2006.

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Eligibility Criteria:
1. Applicants must:
a) be between the ages of 18 and 35 years;
b) have SA citizenship / permanent residence;
c) be willing to attend Entrepreneurship Development Training, should the applicant not have entrepreneurial or business management background and / or qualification.
2. All members of the business entity must be between the ages of 18 to 35 years.
3. The business should be 100% youth owned.
4. The business should be operating within the borders of South Africa.

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.

Applications Deadline: rolling basis.

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Ana Isabel Paraguay
Oct 25
Oct 25

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Best regards,
Ana Isabel

Oct 26
Oct 26

Thank you Ana.

Jill Langhus
Oct 27
Oct 27

Thanks, Ana.Sounds great.

Jill Langhus
Oct 29
Oct 29

Thanks, Ana.