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MANDATORY GRANT EXTENSION

IMPORTANT NOTICE EXTENSION OF MANDATORY AND DISCRETIONARY GRANT APPLICATIONS DEADLINE

 

The merSETA hereby informs all stakeholders that the deadline for the submission of mandatory and discretionary grant applications has been extended to Tuesday, 31st May 2016.

The submission deadlines for the financial period 1 April 2016 to 31 March 2017 are now as follows: Mandatory grant submissions for merSETA levy-paying companies is Tuesday, 31st May 2016;

Large and medium-sized companies that intend to be considered for discretionary grants for PIVOTAL programmes must submit their mandatory grant application and complete the PIVOTAL plan on or before the deadline of Tuesday, 31st May 2016.

Companies intending to enroll matriculants from the “Class of 2016” must select the “Class of 2016” when completing the PIVOTAL plan; Large and medium-sized companies that intend to be considered for discretionary grants for nonPIVOTAL programmes must submit the non-PIVOTAL application via the discretionary grant funding window by no later than Tuesday, 31 May 2016;

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Small and other legal entities, that intend to be considered for discretionary grants for PIVOTAL and non-PIVOTAL programmes, are reminded that the system opened on Monday, 1 February 2016, and the deadline date remains Tuesday, 31 May 2016. Preference will be given to learners linked to the merSETA-identified Priority Skills and the Strategic Infrastructure Projects (SIPs). Skills Development Facilitators are reminded that the reporting periods are as follows:

The annual training report will be for the period 1 January 2015 until 31 December 2015, and the workplace skills plan will be for the period 1 January 2016 until 31 December 2016. Where a recognition agreement exists between the organisation and labour/union, immaterial of the size of the workforce, a labour/union representative on the Training Committee is required to sign-off the mandatory and discretionary grant applications on or before the deadline date.

Where a recognition agreement does not exist and the company employs 50 or more employees, an employee representative on the Training Committee is required to sign-off the mandatory and discretionary grant applications on or before the deadline date.

 

The merSETA grant policy is available on the merSETA website and all Skills Development Facilitators should ensure they have read and understood the policy. The guides on “How to submit the mandatory and discretionary grant application” and the SIPs information are available on the merSETA website – MERSETA As communicated before, only electronic submissions are accepted.

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MANDATORY AND DISCRETIONARY GRANT ADVERT 2016