Township and Rural Entrepreneurship Programme (TREP) 2021
Applications are open for the Township and Rural Entrepreneurship Programme (TREP) 2021 for South Africans. The Minister for Small Business Development, Ms Khumbudzo Ntshavheni announces the second-wave of support for informal, micro and small enterprises including cooperatives based in townships and villages, in addition to the Spaza Support Scheme.
The dedicated support programmes for township and village-based enterprises are in line with the Department’s Township and Rural Entrepreneurship Programme (TREP) that was approved by Cabinet in February 2020. “With the re-opening of the economy, the township and village economies require special focus if government is to achieve the aspirations of the new economy post-Covid-19 which were clearly articulated by President Cyril Ramaphosa”, Min Ntshavheni said.
The following schemes are available for qualifying entrepreneurs to apply:
Bakeries and Confectionaries Support Scheme
Informal And Micro Personal Care Services Support Scheme
Fruit And Vegetable Vendors Support Programme
Butcheries Support Programme
Auto-Body Repairers and Mechanics
Spaza-Shop Support Programme
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