South Africa
Grassroots Innovation
Growth Fund

Khoebo Innovation Promotion Programme (KIPP) offers capital and business support to SMME’s during the early stages of commercialization with particular emphasis on Township and Rural Entrepreneurs.

The KIPP consists of the following funding schemes, namely; 

  • SME Growth Scheme (SMEGS) provides funding for locally developed early-stage SMEs that are offering innovative products, processes and technologies which have the potential of having a significant developmental impact on the South African economy.
  • Grassroots Innovator Facilitation Scheme (GIFS), which offers both financial and non-financial support to stimulate the economic activity of GI’s particularly in rural and township communities.

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Agriculture, forestry and fishing
​Mining and quarrying
​Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply
Water supply; sewerage, waste management and remediation activities
​Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles
​Transportation and storage
Accommodation and food service activities
​Information and communication
Financial and insurance activities
​Real estate activities
Professional, scientific and technical activities
Administrative and support service activities
Public administration and defence; compulsory social security
Human health and social work activities
​Arts, entertainment and recreation
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