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Organisation : Industrial Development Corporation


Type of Facility : Gro-E Youth Scheme

Head Office : Sandton


IDC Gro-E Youth Scheme

Fund Size : R950 Million (On-balance sheet)

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Objective :

** Encourage youth entrepreneurship and employment creation, thereby expanding South African production capacity.

Qualifying Criteria

** Available to South Africans and permanent residents up to and inclusive of the age of 35 years at the time of final approval;

** Youth shareholding should be at least 26%;

** Youth operational involvement in the business;

** Applicant can be a start-up or expansion within South Africa;

** Cost per job of up to R500 000 for the duration of funding – calculated using total project cost;

** Applicant to meet the BBBEE requirements of the IDC – level 4 or have a plan to achieve this within 24 months; and

** Own contribution will be determined by the financial capacity of the entrepreneur and the cash flow profile of the business.

Instruments and Pricing :

** Equity, quasi equity and loans;

** Minimum of R1 million and Maximum of R50 million per transaction;

Pricing to apply as follows :

** More than 26% Youth Owned – Prime less 2%; Equity – 6% RATIRR; and

** More than 50% Youth Owned – Prime less 3%; Equity – 5% RATIRR.

** Discounted equity pricing only applicable for the youth equity portion.

** First draw must occur within 1 year from approval of funding by the IDC or pricing reverts to normal IDC pricing.

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Contact Us

Call Centre: 086 069 3888

Email: callcentre AT

Contact Address :

P.O. Box 784055,

Sandton, 2146,

South Africa

About Us

Established in 1940, we are a national development finance institution set up to promote economic growth and industrial development. We are owned by the South African government under the supervision of the Economic Development Department.


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