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Barloworld Mbewu is an innovative flagship programme designed to provide tailored support for start-up social enterprises, established social businesses, organisations and institutions that actively solve local challenges using good business practices.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

  • The Barloworld Mbewu programme will individually assess the need of successfully selected organisations
  • It offers financial and non-financial support to organisations who solve social challenges using entrepreneurial ways
  • The programme will provide catalytic funding that can unlock further finance for maximum scalability of the organisation’s good work

WHO CAN APPLY?

  • Organisations run by South African citizens
  • Organisations that are operational for more than one year
  • Organisations active in marginalised and previously disadvantaged communities are preferred
  • Organisations active in the education, automotive value chain, agro-processing, agriculture, green economy or groundbreaking social innovation/technology that addresses local challenges

WHAT DO I NEED TO APPLY?

  • A completed application form
  • In order to complete your online application, please have the following at hand:
    • Name and registration number of the organisation, if the organisation is not registered have evidence that the project has been in existence for more than one year (requirement once shortlisted)
    • The details of the programme or project that needs funding and support from Barloworld Mbewu
    • The challenges and risks associated with the project
    • An indication of how the organisation measures impact (would be an advantage)
  • If shortlisted the following supporting documents will be advantageous:
    • Organisation registration documents
    • Organisation financials if available
    • BEE certificate or affidavit declaring BEE status
    • Letters of reference | any other relevant documentation

HOW TO APPLY?

  • Only online applications will be accepted, click here to apply now
  • Check out our events section to see when the Barloworld Mbewu team will be in your area to help you complete your application. (View events calendar)

APPLICATION PROCESS

  • Applications start: 12 June 2019
  • Applications close: 31 July 2019
  • Barloworld Mbewu roadshow start: 21 June 2019
  • Barloworld Mbewu roadshow ends: 19 July 2019
  • The Big Pitch start: 21 of August 2019
  • The Big Pitch ends: 22 August 2019
  • Incubation starts: Beginning of January 2020

NEED HELP?

Email info@barloworldmbewu.com if you need assistance completing your forms or contact us on 0800 233 733