BP Education Fund

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Organisation: Business Partners

Education in South Africa remains a major challenge and has had a direct impact on the current skills shortage experienced throughout the country. As a result of a lack of physical infrastructure and finance, many opportunities by aspiring learners have been lost.

Business Partners aims to assist in alleviating this challenge by providing existing and aspiring entrepreneurs in this industry with finance and support through its dedicated Education Fund to increase the opportunities available for aspiring learners and thereby increasing their knowledge and skillset. The objective of this fund is to provide finance and mentorship to for profit enterprises which carries on the business of knowledge and skill transfer across all industries.

We will consider funding any formal small or medium enterprise carry on the business of the promotion of learning and/or other educationally related services. These include, but are not limited to:

  • Private schools
  • Special needs schools
  • Pre-school (including day-care, creches and pre-primary)
  • Adult basic education
  • FET Colleges
  • Special training schools – e.g. Cullinary, Nursing, Medical, Fashion, Graphic Design, Beauty, Business, HR, Health and Safety, ICT etc
  • FET institutions
  • SETA accredited training schools
  • Student accommodation
  • Educational franchises


  • Education funding
  • Mentorship

Qualifying Businesses:

  • Based in South Africa
  • Financing Period of 5 – 10 years
  • R500 000 to R25 million investment
  • Entrepreneur relevant experience is preferable
  • Own financial contribution
  • Small or medium enterprises which include both franchisees or franchisors

Documentation for Application:

  • Business plan
  • Annual Financial Statements
  • Up to date management accounts
  • Cash flow forecast
  • Approval by Franchisor
  • CV of entrepreneur/s*
Office – All 9 Provinces
Application Process – Physical and Email Submission



Contact Details

Website: http://www.businesspartners.co.za
Telephone: 011 713 6600
Email: enquiries@businesspartners.co.za
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