Discretionary Grant Application Guidelines

Report
Discretionary Grant
Application Process
2015 - 2016
PURPOSE OF PRESENTATION
To Inform Stakeholders :
- Overview of 14/15
- Applications Process - how to apply for DG
Funding
- Funding categories
Overview of 14/15 Applications
2014-2015 Discretionary Grant Statistics Report as at 13.10.2015
Intervention
AET
Apprenticeship RPL
Apprenticeship Section 13
Bursary Employed
Bursary Post Graduates
Disability Projects
Internal Projects
Learnership Employed
Learnership Unemployed
Rural Development
Sectoral Priorities
Skills Programme Employed
Skills Programme RPL
Skills Programme Unemployed
Work Experience/Internship
Work-Integrated-Learning(12 Months)
Work-Integrated-Learning(6 Months)
Totals
Submitted
Applications
Submitted
Approved
Submitted
Rejected
98
23
157
210
63
48
30
256
409
204
158
484
22
183
186
34
29
2594
37
12
84
41
8
24
61
11
73
169
55
24
30
133
283
183
146
280
9
177
112
11
13
1770
123
126
21
12
204
13
6
74
23
16
824
Processing of Payments 14/15
Delays caused by:
Invalid Supporting documentation
Copies of identification
documents that are not
clear
Incomplete learner
registration forms or
incorrect forms completed
Forms not signed by the
learners
Insufficient supporting
documentation submitted
for payment
New Discretionary Grant (DG) Module
Highlights
New module operating on
the ETQA and Skills Module
platform. Live deployment
30 January 2015
Register as an SDF. If
already registered, DG
module will ask
confirmation of details
Uploading of compliance
documents and
questionnaire performed
once.
Relevant documents must
be on hand when applying
Documents to have on hand
•
•
•
•
Valid Tax Clearance Certificate/Tax Exemption document
CIPRO/Government Registration
BEE Certificate
Bargaining Council certificate/exemption letter (where
applicable)
• Proof of accreditation
• Letter/agreement appointing external training provider
• Occupation Health and Safety Certificate
Documents to have on hand to be determined by the type of
entity
Sources of DG Funding
SDL Contribution
• 20% of SDL Contributions to NSF
• 80% of Skills levies paid to SETA: (20% mandatory grants, 49.5% to
Discretionary Grants, 10,5% SETA Administration incl QCTO
contribution)
Surplus Funds
• Are made up of surplus funding from unclaimed MG
• Are made up of unused allocated DG funding from previous
Financial Years
SETA Discretion
• Funding used by SETA, at its DISCRETION, to address SSP priorities
• Funding used by SETA to address Critical and Scarce Skills
Purpose of DG Funding
Grow and strengthen Skills
Development in the FP&M
SECTOR
Skills
Development
Implement meaningful Skills
Development programmes in
the Workplace
To assist unemployed people to
gain access to Skills
Development opportunities
National &
Sectoral
Priorities
Employed
Individuals
Ensure the
FP&M SETA
meets
Annual
Performance
Plan Targets
Unemployed
Individuals
To address national priorities
as per NSDS III
To address sectoral priorities
as identified by FP&M SSP
How Does DG Funding Work?
Finance /
Budget
Available
Method of
Distribution
Window
Opens
Systems
Developed
Invitation
Different Funding Types
PIVOTAL - Fixed DG
Funding
• PIVOTAL -Fixed
DG Funding
Funding Type 2
• NON-PIVOTAL &
Special Projects
PIVOTAL Programmes
Fixed DG Funding
(Included in WSP Submissions)
Made up of 7 Different Funding Window Categories
Learnerships
Apprenticeships
Bursaries
Skills Programmes
Work Experience / Internship
Work – Integrated – Learning
Adult Education and Training (AET)
Funding Type 1 : PIVOTAL
Discretionary Grant Funding :
Fixed Windows
Learnerships
Learner
Category
18.1.
Employed
Maximum
Cost Per
No. of
Learner
learners
(VAT Zero
Rated)
R 20,000
18.2
R 25,000
Unemployed
650
1120
Applicant
Category
Private TVET
Institutions workplaces
WPP
partnering
with Public/
Private TVET
Criteria
•SETA Accreditation Certificate
•Safety, Health & Environment Audit
Report / SHE Compliant Certificate
•Learner Progress Report
•SETA Accreditation Certificate
•Outsourcing and Financial
Agreement with TVET College
•Safety, Health & Environment Audit
Report / SHE Compliant Certificate
•Learner Progress Report
Apprenticeships
Learner
Category
Maximum
Cost Per
Learner (VAT
Zero Rated)
18.1.
Employed
Section 13
18.2
Unemploy
ed
No. of
learners
140
R 46,450
(Per
Apprentice
Per Year : Max
3 Years at
Total Cost:
R 139,350)
220
Applicant Category
Registered
Sector Specific
Trades Prioritized
Engineering
Related Trades
Criteria
• Printing & Packaging
Trades
• Textile Trades
• Furniture Trades
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Millwright
Electricians
Fitters
Turners
Boiler Makers
Mechanics
Mechatronics
Instrumentation
Apprenticeships RPL
Learner
Category
Maximum Cost
Per Learner
(VAT Zero
Rated)
R 5,000
(Employed)
RPL
No. of
learners
50
Applicant Category
Registered
Sector Specific
Trades (prioritized)
Criteria
• Printing, Publishing &
Packaging Trades
• Textile Trades
• Furniture Trades
NB: The Following Changes have been effected on Apprenticeships:
1.
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

Apprenticeships Cost Increased :
2. Change of Section 28 to RPL
18.1 From R 25 000.00
- Due to new Learnership Regulations
18.2 From R 35 000.00
Both increased to R 46,450 Per Year : Max R 139,350
Bursaries
Maximum Cost Per
Learner
No. of
Learner (VAT Zero
Category
learners
Rated)
R 35,000 per
18.1
learner (Per Year:
Employed
Max 3 Years)
18.1
R 50,000 (Per Year:
Employed Max 2 Years)
Applicant
Category
Criteria
Tertiary Programmes offered at
universities for 2015 academic year:
•National Diplomas, Degree
Programmes
Related to Industry Priorities:
Disciplines such as publishing,
science, engineering and technology
75
UnderGraduate
Programmes
5
Tertiary Programmes offered at
universities for 2015 academic year:
•Honors, Masters, Doctoral
Post-Graduate
Programmes
Programmes
Related to Industry Priorities:
Disciplines such as publishing,
science, engineering and technology
Skills Programmes: AET Programmes
Learner
Category
Maximum
Cost Per
Learner (VAT
Zero Rated)
18.1
R 3,000
Employed
No. of
learners
750
Applicant
Category
Criteria
Workplaces
Occupationally-directed Education
and Training Programmes:
• Numeracy, Literacy, Financial
Literacy and Life Skills
• Proof of Registration with Umalusi
and Dept. of Basic Ed.
ABET Programmes:
Workplaces
• Levels 1-4: ABET Programmes,
(may
Numeracy, Literacy, Financial
partner with
Literacy and Life Skills
private
• Proof of Registration with
training
Umalusi and Dept. of Basic Ed.
providers)
Skills Programmes:
Managerial & Technical Skills Training
Learner
Category
Maximum
Cost Per
Learner
(VAT Zero
Rated)
18.1
Employed
No. of
learners
800
Criteria
Workplaces
Managerial & Technical Skills Training
(Employed):
• Credit Bearing Programmes,
• Related to Critical/Scarce Skills
• Credit Valued at R120 per credit
• Minimum of 60 Credits
Proof of SETA Accreditation
TVETs /
Training
Providers
partnering
with
Workplaces /
Communities
Technical Skills Training (Unemployed) :
• Credit Bearing Programmes,
• Related to Critical/Scarce Skills
• Credit Valued at R120 per credit
• Maximum of 60 Credits
Proof of SETA Accreditation
Outsourcing Agreement
1000
R 7,200 Per
Learner
18.2
Unemployed
Applicant
Category
Skills Programmes: RPL
Learner
Category
Maximum
Cost Per
Learner
(VAT Zero
Rated)
18.1
R 5,000
Employed
No. of
learners
100
Applicant
Category
Workplaces
Criteria
Technical Skills Training
(Employed):
• Credit Bearing Programmes,
• Related to Critical/Scarce Skills
• Credit Valued at R120 per credit
• Minimum of 40 Credits
• Assessment Methodology - RPL
Proof of SETA Accreditation
Internships / Work Place Experience
Learner
Category
Maximum
Cost Per
Learner
(VAT Zero
Rated)
18.2
R 15,000
Unemployed
No. of
learners
Applicant
Category
Criteria
Workplace
Providers –
learnerships /
apprenticeships
Occupationally-directed Education and
Training:
• Unemployed Graduates at registered
TVET/HET Institutions
• Duration of 6 months
Proof of Recognised/Registered
Qualification, Proof of Mentors
HETs/TVETs
partnering
with
Workplace
Providers
Occupationally-directed Education and
Training:
• Unemployed Graduates at registered
TVET/HET Institutions
• Duration of 6 months
Proof of Recognised/Registered
Qualification, Proof of Mentors
Proof of WK agreement
250
TVET Programmes
Learner
Category
Maximum
Cost Per
Learner
(VAT Zero
Rated)
No. of
learners
Applicant
Category
Workplace
Providers
R 15,000
(6 Months)
18.2
Unemployed
R 30,000
(12
Months)
455
TVETs
/HETs
partnering
with
Workplace
Providers
Criteria
Structured Experiential Learning:
• Unemployed students registered
at TVET/HET Institutions,
completing experiential learning
internship component to obtain
full qualification.
• Duration of 6 and or 12 Months
• Must be structured experiential
learning programme
1. Proof of Recognized/Registered
Qualification, Proof of Mentors
2. Proof of Recognized/Registered
Institution
Funding Type 2 : Non-PIVOTAL
Discretionary Grant Funding :
Special Projects
Special Projects
to Address Sectorial Priorities
1. High Level Skills Development
Projects Linked to Sector Development
• Address high level skills needs and
sector development and innovation
capacity
• HET Institutions invited to submit
project applications to address:
-Access to graduate/post-graduate
programmes
-Increase work experience and
experiential learning for students
• To address scarce and critical skills of
the various FP&M SETA sub-sectors
including clusters or sectoral group
projects.
2. Rural Development Projects
Funding is available to:
• enhance skills development amongst
unemployed people & address poverty
alleviation.
• Empower people through
entrepreneurship.
3. Funding is also available for organizations
training people/ workers living with
disabilities
4. HIV/AIDS AWARENESS – funding is
available for projects relating to HIV/AIDS
awareness.
Application Period
Opening Date : 1st December
2014
Application
Process
Closing Date: 30 April 2015 at 24h00
Application Process : Submissions
Method of
Submission
• Web-based
electronic
Submission
Make Submission
Verify Submission
• Follow online
guidelines
• Ensure
submitted
before
deadline.
• Acknowledgement of
submission
received
Application Process : Evaluations
Evaluation
• Preeliminations
• Non-eligible
criteria (invalid
tax cert,
outside FP&M
scope, failure
to meet
deadline)
• Levy payers –
approved WSP
Recommendation
• Applications
verified &
evaluated at
regional level
• Applications
recommended
for approval to
Board by
Projects
Committee
Approval
• Board approves
application –
final decision
• Applicants
notified in
writing
MOA Signing
All Approved Applicants to :
• Sign MoAs within THREE (3) months of date of receipt of
approval letter.
IMPORTANT NOTICE
The FP&M SETA will not allocate funding
from its 2015/16 budget to beneficiaries
who have not yet implemented (or
demonstrated sufficient progress with regards
to) projects allocated to them in 2014/15.
Contact Details
• Gauteng Region
• Regional Manager: William Malema
• [email protected]
• Kwa-Zulu Natal Region
• Regional Manager: Ms. Lungile Shabangu
• [email protected]
• Western Cape Region
• Regional Manager: Ms. Leigh Hayes
[email protected]
• Head Office
• Project Executive: Mr. Kennedy Matodzi
• [email protected]
Thank You

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