Discretionary Grants (DGs)

What are Discretionary Grants (DGs)?

SETA’s annually prepare and distribute to stakeholders, employers, education and training providers a schedule, setting out the dates for the submission of the applications for discretionary grants. Employers can apply for these grants during the application windows determined by the relevant SETA. By submitting an application, an employer is doing so with the hope of obtaining funding from their SETA to carry out various skills development programmes for their employees or unemployed candidates.

Employers can apply for these grants during the application windows determined by the relevant SETA. By submitting an application, an employer is doing so with the hope of obtaining funding from their SETA to carry out various skills development programmes for their employees or unemployed candidates.

Who can apply for Discretionary Grants

  • All levy and non-levy paying companies
  • NGO's NPO's
  • Associations and various industry bodies

Criteria to be met before applying for Discretionary Funds

  • Compliance with Bargaining Council agreements/regulations (if applicable in your sector).
  • A copy of your current Tax Clearance Certificate (to be submitted with the Application Form).
  • Companies must have submitted an approved Workplace Skills Plan/Annual Training Report by the regulated deadline date for the financial year they are applying for.
  • Skills development levy payments (where applicable) must be up to date.
  • The track record of past performance and completions relating to previously allocated grants will also be taken into account.

Application windows for Discretionary Grant Funding

All SETA’s have different funding windows, their dates can be found on their websites

Press the button below for assistance with your Discretionary Grant Funding​ Application

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