Frequently Asked Questions

How do I apply to the Green Fund?

Please refer to our website for the application process which will assist you in preparing and submitting applications.

Does the Green Fund allow applications from other countries?

The Green Fund is a national fund that only accepts applications for South African-based projects.

Will the funds be exempt from income tax?

The funds should not attract any tax obligations but we would advise that you confirm this with SARS.

Will it be possible to present my project to the Green Fund team prior to applying via the Green Fund website?

Our evaluation process does not make provision for project presentations prior to receipt of online applications. The Green Fund application guidelines available on our website provide sufficient guidance with regard to the funding procedures.

How long is the process anticipated to take after the submission closing date? When will we know if our project is approved or declined?

We anticipate that it should take about three to four months from date of closing of a Request for Proposals to the disbursement of funds. However, at various decision making stages of the evaluation process, applicants will be informed accordingly.

Would the Green Fund provide funding for a feasibility study?

The Green Fund will consider feasibility studies.

Will State-Owned Companies be allowed to apply for the fund?

The Green Fund will consider applications from State-Owned Companies.

Is there a pro-forma draft agreement one can look at to see what the terms of agreement will be prior to submitting an application?

Pro-forma draft agreements will only be shared with successful applicants.

How can one receive regular information from the fund?

We will endeavor to update the Green Fund website, and will regularly update applicants who have completed their submissions before the submission date. Please visit regularly for updated information.