FoodBev SETA DISCRETIONARY Grant South Africa


There are twenty-one (21) Sector Education and Training Authorities or SETAs across the economy in South Africa that place the National Skills Development Strategy (NSDS) into practice. Among these sectors is the Food & Beverages Manufacturing Sector Education and Training Authority (FoodBev SETA). FoodBev SETA extends an invitation to relevant stakeholders to apply for their discretionary grant for the upcoming financial year. The main purpose of the grant is to address national priorities relevant to skills development.


Applicants who apply for learning programmes for occupations that are difficult to fill in the food and beverages manufacturing sector will get preference. Also, applications aimed to up-skill the following groups will get the same preference:

  • Citizens of South Africa
  • Permanent residents
  • Persons with disabilities
  • Members of rural communities
  • Women
  • Youth

Grant Requirements and Eligibility

Interested applicants must satisfy the following entry criteria:

  • Must be FoodBev SETA levy-paying companies or employers
  • Must be non-levy paying companies or employers operating within the Food and Beverages Manufacturing Sector or beneficiaries within the Food and Beverage Manufacturing Sector
  • Must study at public TVET Colleges, Public Universities, Community Education and Training Colleges, Universities of Technology, Community-Based Organisations, Non-Profit Organisations, Non-Governmental Organisations, and cooperatives.

How to Apply and Application Details

All companies or employers should submit applications online at

All grant applications will get approved by the FoodBev SETA Accounting Authority or the delegated Authority. The approval of these grants will be determined by the fund availability, and the completion of requirements as per the policies, procedures, and criteria.

FoodBev SETA reserves the right to cancel the funding of the grant in part or whole at its discretion. Potential applicants may access the detailed instructions and user manuals at the official website.

Closing Date

Currently closed for application. Please check back later for the updated opening and closing date of this bursary.

Contact Details

Address: 13 Autumn Street, Rivonia
Tel #: +27 11 253 7300

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