Jobs Fund Stories
The funding round closes for applications at 15h00 on 1 February 2016. This window essentially aims to fund any business that will create job in an innovative manner. Interventions must focus on projects that have potential to create jobs on a large scale and promote broader systemic impact.
Africa Ignite’s crafter Lobolile Ximba shares her story
Lobolile Ximba did not go to school, but grew up in a very
happy home and hardworking family and learned to make fertility dolls from her mother. Lobolile has
been making fertility dolls for 35 years, and has now taught all her children the art.
Harambee Youth Employment Accelerator got into sales by failing first. In their first year of operation, young candidates were placed in sales roles and weren’t succeeding. So they took our sales bridge offline for almost a year to really dig deeper into sales environments and redesign for success.
The Jobs Fund held its annual Learning Forum from the 13 – 15 September 2015. This is an event that brings together all partners and stakeholders for a session of learning, sharing ideas and networking.
Students completing the Community Rangers programme, sponsored by the Jobs Fund. The Southern African Wildlife College (SAWC) was conceptualized in 1993 and established in 1996 by the World Wide Fund for Nature, South Africa (WWF South Africa) .
What we do
The Jobs Fund was launched in June 2011, we are a National Treasury initiative with the goal to address the challenge of unemployment in South Africa. Our objective is to form partnerships, through grant funding, with public, private and civil society organisations on projects that will significantly contribute to job creation. What makes us different is that the Jobs Fund focuses on encouraging projects that catalyse innovative models that contribute directly to enhance employment creation.
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How we work
The Jobs Fund only accepts applications during specific periods and with a predetermined set of criteria that project have to meet in order to be eligible for consideration.
The Jobs Fund has a two-stage application process; the Concept Application Stage and Full Application Stage. The application process begins when a call for proposals opens, and ends once a project has been approved by the Investment Committee.
Stage 1 – Concept Application Stage
Stage 2 – Application Stage
Why a two-stage process?
The rationale for a two-stage process is that it enables applicants to test the relevance of their proposed initiative in relation to the Fund’s criteria, without expending undue effort and cost in developing a detailed proposal and business plan. Without this opportunity, many worthy applicants may choose not to apply, given the costs and risks associated with the development of a detailed proposal.
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