Bursaries serve as incentives to employers to develop employees, through study at Higher Educational institutions, in areas of scarce skills in the food and beverages manufacturing industry. See Annexure A of the Bursary Grant Policy for the list of scarce skills and areas linked to the development of these skills.
If the list provided in Annexure A does not include an area of study that supports the development of a specific scarce skill, a motivation for additional areas of study can be provided in the bursary grant application form.
The grant is not intended to cover the complete cost of study, but rather to assist companies in making an investment in tertiary education.
- The applicant must be registered with FoodBev SETA.
- The applicant must be up to date with levy contributions unless exempt from paying levies (proof of exemption must be submitted).
- The applicant must have qualified for mandatory grants (workplace skills planning grant) if employing more than 50 employees.
- The application for grants must be submitted on the prescribed application form.
- Applications must be for learners entering a study programme during the current levy year.
- Studies must be in areas identified as scarce skills.
- Bursary grant funding is available for a one-year period for either the final year of a multiple-year qualification, of for a one-year course which culminates in a nationally recognised qualification.
- Applicants must comply with at least two of the NSDS equity targets: 85% black, 54% women, 4% disabled.
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