Who Are We and Why Do We Do This?
CDI Capital is a niche emerging impact funder, and a for-profit Level 1 B-BBEE subsidiary of the Craft + Design Institute (CDI) NPC.
Respected as one of most successful and longest-standing SME development organisations in SA, CDI provides support to over 4300 SME’s who in turn create 11 100 jobs or income-generating opportunities.
In the past three years, the CDI delivered 264 training workshops, mentored 574 businesses, ran 3 255 one-on-one sessions in product prototyping support and helped 3 774 businesses through 10 277 support activities to member enterprises, whilst generating over R8.9 million in direct trade.
As an impact funder, CDI Capital is committed to creating positive social and economic impact in the SME sector and the South African economy.
Our goal over the next three years is to support up to 60 businesses to create 600 new jobs.
How Do I Apply?
Applications can only be made online, on this website, via the CLICK HERE TO APPLY button below.
To help you further, if you wish to see what information is required when applying, you can see a PDF version of the application form as a reference only by clicking here: Growth Fund Print Copy.
By When Must I Apply?
The DEADLINE for applications is on the 29th June 2018.
What Happens Then?
The application is checked that it meets the minimum criteria to be eligible.
If it does, then it is sent to a Steering and Investment committee for review. If successful, we then follow a process of setting up an intervention plan with you and meeting with you.
Formal due diligence is done on applications over R1m.
The full application process can be seen in the fund application flowchart diagram below.