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merSETA Mandatory and Discretionary Grants submissions


The merSETA informs all stakeholders and all Skills Development Facilitators (SDFs), about an opportunity to apply for Mandatory and Discretionary Grants available from Monday, 8 February 2021.

Theme:  Skills for Rapid Economic Reconstruction and Recovery

Applications are to be received electronically through the NSDMS platform of the merSETA. The submission deadline for the financial period 1 April 2021 to 31 March 2022, for Mandatory and Discretionary grant submissions by merSETA levy paying, merSETA non-levy paying (SARS exempted) companies and other legal entities including but not limited to Cooperatives, NGOs, TVET/Universities, Community Colleges, operating in the MER sector, is Friday, 30 April 2021.

Important links:

merSETA Grant advert –

merSETA Grants policy 2021/2022 –

merSETA FINAL SECTOR SKILLS PLAN Update 2021/ 2022 –

merSETA Grants and Criteria guidelines –

Contact details of merSETA regional offices –