South Africa Specific Assistance Scheme (SASS)

Sector Specific Assistance Scheme (SASS) is a reimbursable grant and is reimbursed in the ratio of 80:20.

The grant comprises several parts:

  • SSAS generic funding: Funding of a non-profit organisation that grants R50,000 for establishment of an export council. There is a matching grant of up to R1 million based on membership income of 2:1 for operational costs.
  • SSAS project funding: This is a reimbursable grant that is given in an 80:20 cost sharing to export councils, joint action groups (JAGS). It is for SMEs, woman, youth and disabled persons.
  • SSAS: Project funding for emerging exporters: This project compensates an entity in respect of activities aimed at the development of South African exporters. This fund benefits a person by paying for a return fare economy class as well as accommodation and transport as well as exhibition costs and marketing materials. The amount per project is capped at R1,5 million.



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Southern Africa

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Government Grant/ Cost Sharing Incentives

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