SMME Enterprise Programme Support


DESTEA is inviting applications from SMMEs and Cooperatives across the Free State Province for funding. The department has designed the following funding incentives to suit the needs of various enterprises:

  1. Enterprise Development and Support Incentive: Targeted at start-up enterprises; with the  aim  to provide enterprises with equipment and/or upgrade of business premises to support the business operations
  2. Risk-Sharing Incentive: This scheme is targeted at medium to large enterprises and is aimed at providing co-funding contribution on behalf of the applicant in order the minimise the applicant’s risk and thus unlocking access to funding from developmental funding institutions or commercial banks

Applications should preferably be from the following priority sectors as outlined in the Free State Growth and Development Strategy (FSGDS):

  • Agro-processing
  • Mining,
  • Transport,
  • Manufacturing (including textiles)
  • Tourism
  • ICT

The applications should be submitted together with the following supporting documents:

  1. Application Letter
  2. Business Proposal
  3. Bankable business plan (it must be able to leverage additional funding from client funding institutions in case of Risk-Sharing incentive).
  4. Recent financial statement for existing business.
  5. Quotations for required equipment upgrades or machinery, where applicable.
  6. Off-take agreements and contracts where applicable.
  7. Relevant and updated regulatory and sector compliance documents including the following should be submitted;
  8. ID copies
  9. CIPC Details: Company registration documents
  10. SARS: Tax Clearance Certificate

For further enquiries and submission of applications, please contact the following people:                                                          

Mangaung and Xhariep Service Centre:

Ms Moipone Mohono:

113 St Andrew, Bloemfontein

Office Number- 14

Cell: 082 559 7944

Office: 051 400 9460


Lejweleputswa District Service Centre:

Mr Ramagale Ntsuku:

Hlasela Service Centre

Corner Nkoane Ndaki Road

Boitumelo Mall

Cell: 082 862 5732

Office: 057 352 6213 / 057 357 5871

Thabo Mofutsanyana District Service Centre:

Rosemary Booi:

FDC Building 1st Floor

Setsing Phuthaditjhaba

Cell: 072 717 5626

Office: 058 713 1965 

Fezile Dabi District Service Centre:

Nnana Lentsa:

73 Schillbach Street


Cell: 082 443 5513


Thabo Nchu Service Centre:

Kekeletso Ntsala:

Ratlou Complex

205 Station Road

Thaba Nchu

Cell: 076 429 7249

Office: 051 400 4906


Applications are open from 17 April to 28 September 2018.