Applying for a government grant

Future proof your business for the new normal by applying for a government grant

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At Flight Centre Business Travel we know the impact that all SMME’s face coming out of our lock down. We encourage our SMME community to start thinking about the new normal. What will your business look like as we return to work?

We would like to remind you as your SMME travel specialists that we are all in this together, and together we can establish stronger way forward, taking your business to greater heights.

Here is your reminder that the department of small business development, SEDA and sefa has plans in place to help SMME’s through-out South Africa to survive and continue:

  1. Business Growth Facility
  2. SMME Relief Finance and
  3. Restructuring of sefa funded SMMEs

Business Growth Facility

This funding is offered to local manufacturers and suppliers as an opportunity to produce and strengthen their place in the market, which may lead to long term contracts post the COVID-19 pandemic.

Here are some qualifying criteria you may have to meet:

  • Company/business must be 100% owned by South African Citizens
  • Employees must be 70% South Africans
  • Be registered and compliant with SARS

SMME Relief Finance

This facility is a soft loan funding that will keep the existing businesses afloat during the COVID-19 pandemic for 6 months from April 2020.

See if you qualify:

  • Company/business must be 100% owned by South African Citizens
  • Employees must be 70% South Africans
  • Be registered and compliant with SARS

COVID Finance Relief Application Form

Payment Moratorium/Holiday

This is a payment holiday given to sefa funded SMMEs for a maximum of six months to reduce your installment burdens during the COVID-19 period.

Funded SMMEs must submit proof of the negative impact of COVID-19.

You can learn more by clicking here

The most important thing to remember is that we will recover as a nation, take advantage of all the tools and subsidizing available to your SMME and above all, when we return to business, FCBT will be at your side to ensure your business is ready to travel again, keep your travelers safe and more importantly leverage travel to GROW your company and recover quicker.

If you meet the above criteria, register on the National SMME Database www.smmesa.gov.za