Green Fund criteria

Size of the Fund R300 million
Geographical Spread The Fund operates nationally
Financing Period There is no defined investment period however on average the financing period is between 3 to 7 years. There should be clear indications of a proposed exit strategy within a reasonable timeframe.
Minimum and Maximum The Fund considers first round funding up to a maximum of R10 million with a focus on deals between R500 000 to R3 million.
Own contribution requirements The financial risk, business risk, industry risk and environmental risk will influence the own contribution requirements of the business venture.
Entrepreneur   –     Relevant experience In evaluating the entrepreneur, aspects such the ability to run a successful business on sound business principles, integrity, drive, vision and appropriate experience, are considered.
Viability The project / business must exhibit economic merit in terms of profitability and sustainability.
Application documents
  • Business plan
  • Annual financial statements
  • Up to date management accounts
  • Cash flow forecast
  • Approval by franchisor where applicable
  • CV of entrepreneur/s
Business that qualify for the Fund All viable companies that offer projects to enhance the environment, reduce carbon emissions, create jobs and uplift communities.
Exclusions Companies that are not linked to energy efficient and / or renewable energy projects.
Purpose of the funding The funding can be used to develop, grow and invest in green industries.