Incentives for specific industries
Other incentives


The ECF supports projects and programmes that have a positive impact on employment creation, skills development and capacity building, developing the ‘green economy,’ developing the agriculture and agro-processing value-chain, technology diffusion and commercialisation, public employment creation, rural development and the business environment


Private sector enterprises, non-governmental organisations (NGOs,) non-profit organisations, community-based organisations, industry associations, co-operatives, national, provincial and local government departments and agencies


Funding is available for innovative and relatively higher risk projects that are not likely to be funded through government’s normal budget processes and or where the commercial financial sector is unable or unwilling to provide financial services

Implementing agency

The Department of Trade and Industry

Contact details

Dr Mkhuseli Vimba

Tel: (012) 394 1723,

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