Pretoria, 18 June 2020 – The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in partnership with the South African Local Government Association (SALGA) invites eligible Small, Medium and Micro Enterprises (SMMEs) to apply for funding to manufacture fabric face masks to strengthen South Africa’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

This initiative aims to provide relief for SMMEs that have been negatively impacted by COVID-19 and is open to both formal and informal traders operating in the Gauteng and Northern Cape Provinces.

Businesses that have been approved for or are recipients of COVID-19 relief support will not be eligible. Eligibility criteria and application details are available on here.

Applications close on 23 June 2020 at 24:00. Successful applicants will receive financial support to help recover from the impacts of COVID-19 and are required to produce fabric face masks using these funds.

Together we can reduce the spread of the virus, save lives and support small businesses.

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For media enquiries please contact:  

United Nations, Rhulani Lehloka: Mobile: 066 307 1827  Email: rhulani.lehloka@undp.org

SALGA, Sivuyile Mbambatho : Mobile: 073 897 8519   Email: smbambatho@salga.org.za

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