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Allan Gray Makers Startup Academy Grants For Young African Entrepreneurs 2024

The Allan Gray Makers StartUp Academy is a fully funded 8-month incubation programme for aspiring artisan entrepreneurs in the Plumbing and Electrical trades. Program participants will receive business training and support to start their businesses. The programme will be full-time and in-person, starting on 15th April 2024. The StartUp Academy is funded by Allan Gray Makers. This means that all programme costs are covered, including a basic Transport allowance and all you're expected to contribute is your commitment, your time, and your energy! 


Allan Gray StartUp Academy Grant

Application DeadlineDecember 31, 2024
Country to studySouth Africa
TypeEntrepreneurs
SponsorAllan Gray Makers StartUp Academy
GenderMen and Women
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Benefits of Allan Gray StartUp Academy Grant

  • Training in Entrepreneurial Mindset, New Venture Creation, Marketing and Sales, Business Management, Financial Management, Branding, E-skills for business and Personal Mastery.  
  • Opportunities to work in teams and network with other businesses.  
  • Access to Personal Mentorship, Business Shadowing, Industry-Expert Coaches and Business Advisory.  
  • Access to markets with a focus on making your first sale.  
  • Access to Office Space.  
  • Support to start your business and to write your Trade test  
  • Graduates have access to life-long support.
  • Venue Location: Gauteng (Johannesburg), Mpumalanga (Gert Sibanda/Ermelo) Kwa-Zulu Natal (Ethekwini district/Durban) and Eastern Cape (Nelson Mandela Bay district/Gqeberha).

Requirements for Allan Gray StartUp Academy Grant

  • You can apply if you are: Age: 18-34
  • Must be a South African citizen or hold a permanent residence status.
  • Must have completed a relevant learning programme in the Plumbing or Electrical Trades with N6 and 18 months apprenticeship. 
  • Must qualify to take a trade test (having a trade test certificate is advantageous) 
  • Location: Gauteng (Johannesburg City, Ekurhuleni City, Mogale City and Ruimsig), Mpumalanga (Gert Sibanda Municipality) Kwa-Zulu Natal (Ethekwini District) and Eastern Cape (Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan)  Industry: Plumbing & Electrical.  Intentions: Desire to start their own business.

Application Deadline

December 31, 2024

How to Apply

Interested and qualified? Go to Allan Gray Makers StartUp Academy on customervoice.microsoft.com to apply

Applications close at midnight on 31 January 2024 If you experience any problems, or have any questions regarding this application form or selection process, please contact the StartUp Academy Selection Team on: Email: [email protected]


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