Apply NOW: ITC/Tech Based Social Enterprises Funding & Support


Impact Inspired.

Simanye Trust offers investments for innovative, profit-oriented social enterprises as part of what we do, mostly focused on early stage. This year, however, we bring you our first iteration of a large-scale thematic funding campaign with the launch of Impact Inspired, a programme designed to support impact ventures at various stages of their development – from concept stage to global scale.

Targeted at growing and supporting high-potential impact enterprises, Impact Inspired provides a mix of business support, technical advice, and funding during the programme as well as post programme support, networking, and office space.  Although based in Johannesburg, we will accept applications from across South Africa.

This year our theme is tech / ICT and we have partnered with Impact Hub Joburg as well as the Bertha Centre to provide valuable support and services.

Early stage social enterprises will be placed on the incubation programme at Impact Hub Joburg and will have access to co-working office space as well as funding.

Application process and important dates:
Applications open: 11 May 2017
Applications close: June 30, 2017
Programme starts: August 2017
Programme ends: December 2017

Applications available are at and

If you have any other questions in regards to the programme, please reach out to prior to June 20.

Additionally, for any social enterprises out there who are already operating and ready to scale regionally, please check out Accelerate2030’s virtual acceleration programme culminating with a trip to Geneva, Switzerland. This acceleration programme is open to all impact enterprises in South Africa – not just those in the ICT sector. However, those in the ICT sector who apply and get accepted can also qualify for funding through Simanye’s Impact Inspired programme.