Agro-Processing Support Scheme (APSS)

APSS provides up to R20million in grant funding on a cost-sharing basis to eligible agro-processors. Agro-processing refers to post-harvest value adding of agricultural raw material. This fund is not applicable to the growing and harvesting of the raw crop or animals.

For who? Farmers and agricultural business in, or expanding into, agro-processing
For what? Capital expenditure requirements:
  • Plant, machinery and equipment
  • Commercial vehicles
  • Business development
What?
  1. Develop, prepare and submit application (including bankable business plan and financial models where required)
  2. Application facilitation and management
  3. Claim preparation, submission, facilitation and drawdown
Funder and type DTI – Grant Fund (rebate)
Funds available Up to R20 million
My contribution? Between 70%-80% of project costs determined by a scoring system
Investment required? POA
B-BBEE level required? 1-4

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