OUTsurance is proud to launch its Supplier Development Programme named Kwande, which loosely translated means “to multiply”.
The OUTsurance Kwande programme aims to empower and develop service providers and businesses across its value chain. These businesses will include panel beaters, tow truck businesses, builders, plumbers, electricians and other businesses.
Kwande aims to partner with around 20 to 30 businesses split between cohort 1 and cohort 2 – with each programme structured in 18 to 24 month development cycles depending on the life stages of the businesses.
Selected businesses will have the opportunity to benefit from (a) non-financial support in the form of mentorship and specialist intervention, and (b) financial support in the form of grants and loans.
Applications are open from 01 October to 19 October 2018, followed by the reviewing and shortlisting of applications that will take place in the months of November and December, thereafter announcing the selected businesses in the new year - January 2019.
Does your enterprise qualify?
a. Preference will be given to businesses that are at least 51% black owned or black women owned enterprises – bonus points will be provided to businesses that are black owned with more than 30% black women ownership.
b. You must be a current OUTsurance service provider and provide a service or product which is aligned to OUTsurance’s value-chain; panel beaters, tow truck businesses, builders, plumbers, electricians and other artisans.
c. You must have a need for assistance in the form of financial and non-financial support
d. You must be willing to dedicate at least 10 hours per month for business development support interventions
How to apply
All applications are to be submitted online - should you be interested and meet the qualifying criteria above, then please download the application form, fill it in and submit it via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Terms and conditions
- All information submitted will be treated with strict confidentiality.
- The application and documentation of all successful candidates will be scrutinised to validate applications before they are allowed into the programme.
- Should the form NOT be completed in FULL the application will be REJECTED.
- Kindly note that the intention of this programme is to provide business support and mentoring support for businesses selected and does not guarantee future contracts or financing.
Please contact email@example.com for more information.