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 (PESP4) grant funding. PESP4, 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 PESP4 grant applicants should submit a formal Expression of Interest letter:

Apply here

By Friday 22 September 2023, at 17:00, or earlier. Those who are qualified will be asked to complete an online application.

BASA’s role in the implementation of PESP4 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 PESP4 Grant Funding.

PESP Funding GuidelinesDownload
PESP Budget TemplateDownload
Frequently Asked QuestionsView

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