Inclusive economic development and transformation through skills interventions.


Closes: Tuesday, 7 September 2021 at 16.30

EWSETA Mission: Transformation through Skills – Looking for high impact, high quality proposals in the water and energy sector

The EWSETA is excited to invite all stakeholders in the water, energy, and civil society sector to submit proposals to uplift marginalised communities and underrepresented groupings in the energy and water sector. As part of EWSETA’s drive to improve the livelihoods and opportunities of all South Africans, we are looking for inspiring, innovative and impactful projects which use skills development to change peoples’ lives while building the skills base of the South African water and energy sector.

Who are we funding?

Institutions and organisations who fulfil certain basic requirements (e.g. tax compliance) who are interested in changing peoples’ lives and the sector. These can be public, private or from the civil society. These can be short-term interventions (e.g. six months) and long-term projects (e.g. three years) to achieve the outcome we are looking for.

What are we funding?

The SETA Grant Regulations (2012), as amended, prescribe that 80% of discretionary grants must be allocated to Professional, Vocational, Technical and Academic Learning (PIVOTAL) programmes that result in qualifications or part qualifications, to develop the sector in accordance with the priorities outlined in EWSETA’s Sector Skills Plan (SSP). As such we are looking to fund the following:

  • Bursaries
  • Learnerships (WIL)
  • Skills programmes (WIL)
  • SMMEs (can be WIL)
  • Adult Education and Training (AET)
  • Artisan (WIL, except ARPL)

Click here to read more information on this opportunity and all the guidelines you need to successfully submit an application

How can you apply?

All applications must be submitted online here: