Business and Arts South Africa NPC (BASA), invites registered small and micro businesses in the cultural and creative industries to submit their requests for the Presidential Employment Stimulus Programme (PESP3) grant funding. PESP3, an initiative of the Presidency and the Department of Sport, Arts and Culture (DSAC), aims to open doors in the creative and cultural sectors with an emphasis on shared value.

To apply for a PESP3 grant applicants should submit a formal Expression of Interest letter to by Friday, July 29, 2022, at 17:00, or earlier. These must include the requested grant amount as well as a high-level summary of the project. Then, those who are qualified will be asked to complete an online application.

BASA’s role in the implementation of PESP3 is to ensure that the positions created give participants the relevant work experience that will help them on their paths into the larger labor market.


Supporting information, links and documents related to PESP3 Grant Funding.

PESP3 Guidelines Download
Frequently Asked Questions View

Enquiries may be directed to the BASA switchboard at 011 447 2295 or select the relevant option on the BASA WhatsApp chatbot at