Business and Arts South Africa NPC (BASA) invites registered small and micro enterprises within the cultural and creative industries to apply for the Presidential Employment Stimulus Programme (PESP4) grant funding.
The Presidential Employment Stimulus Programme (PESP4) aims to create opportunities in the creative and cultural sectors with a focus on shared value. It is a project of the President and the Department of Sport, Arts, and Culture (DSAC). PESP has demonstrated the government’s capacity to increase public employment and other forms of publicly supported support with the creation of more than 550,000 jobs and livelihood opportunities, in addition to more that are still being implemented. BASA’s involvement in the PESP4 implementation is focused on ensuring that the positions generated provide participants with genuine work experience that will aid them on their journeys into a larger labor market, making them “work-ready” when the economic recovery provides opportunities that are more permanent.
As a first step, applicants should e-mail formal Expression of Interest letters to PESP@basa.co.za , alternatively, before, Friday 28 April 2023 at 17:00. This must include the requested grant amount as well as a high-level summary of the project. Thereafter, those who are qualified will be asked to complete an online application.
Proposals that have a well-thought-out plan with specific targets, exact measures, and measurable impact will only be taken into consideration. Programs that create jobs and explicitly target particular groups (women, young adults, and individuals with disabilities) will be given additional consideration. Initiatives relating to the development of human capital (education, training, technology, innovation, skills, and wellness) will also be taken into account. Applications received after the deadline or that are not complete will not be taken into account.
Contact the BASA switchboard at 011 447 2295 if you have questions, or choose the appropriate option on the BASA WhatsApp chatbot at https://basa.co.za/
For a full list of PESP 4 guidelines and criteria please visit our website at https://basa.co.za/grants/pesp4-grant-funding/