Skills Development Fund (SDF) 2nd Call for Concept Notes

Starting October 11, 2017 - Ending October 11, 2018

The Skills Development Fund (SDF) invites eligible Small and Medium Enterprises, trade associations and training institutions (both private and public) to apply for grant support.  SDF is a challenge fund which addresses the skills needs of enterprises in the formal and informal sectors of Ghana. It is a demand –driven response to two critical challenges; a) qualified and skilled labour force and b) acquisition and development of technology towards increased productivity and practical innovations; encountered by the productive sectors in Ghana.

The fund supports initiatives that address the needs of continuous skills upgrading of enterprises in especially the agriculture/ agro-processing and sustainable energy sectors. It also offers support to enterprises in other sectors with exceptionally strong potential for productivity improvement and job creation. Expected outcomes of the funding support are increased productivity and competitiveness of enterprises leading to job creation, increased incomes and better livelihoods for employers and employees.

SDF offers grant support for the following activities:

WINDOW

UPPER CEILING FOR EACH GRANT CATERGORY

MATCHING CONTRIBUTION

REQUIRED

Window 1: Formal sector enterprises skills upgrading

GHS 400,000

40%

Window 2: Informal sector/MSEs skills upgrading

GHS 80,000

20%

Window 3: Training innovation

GHS 500,000

30%

Window 4: Formal sector coaching of management and supervisory staff

GHS 100,000

25%

 

Interested applicants must complete the online application form the SDF website: www.sdfghana.org Online applications must be submitted not later than 2nd November 2017

For more information, kindly call the SDF offices on 050 129 7935; 020 997 7867 or 0303 972 345.