The CDI Growth Fund provides grant funding to unlock barriers to growth for SMMEs and this growth leads to the creation of new permanent jobs. To further support these SMMEs, CDI Capital also provides mentorship and access to working capital loans of up to R500,000 to help fund purchase orders and working capital needs linked to their growth.

CDI Capital is supported by the Jobs Fund, a multi-year R9 billion National Treasury initiative established in 2011 to encourage innovation and support initiatives with the potential to generate sustainable employment. More information about the Jobs Fund can be found here:

CDI Capital’s funding also includes matched funding from the Technology Innovation Agency (an entity of the Department of Science and Innovation), through its Seed Fund Programme; the Western Cape Department of Economic Development and Tourism (DEDAT); the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation; and SMME contributions.

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