Discretionary Grants Policy Discretionary Grants Criteria, Guidelines and Funding Framework


The Public Service Sector Education and Training Authority (PSETA) Discretionary Grants are available for qualifying organisations. The grants are targeted to address national priorities as set out in the National Skills Development Plan (NSDP) and sectoral priorities as identified in the PSETA Sector Skills Plan (SSP) and the Annual Performance Plan (APP).

PSETA hereby invites applications from constituent organisations as per the programmes listed below for Discretionary Grant funding for the 2023-24 financial year:

Targeted number of beneficiaries Constituency
HET WIL 200 Public Universities of Technology
Recognition of Prior Learning 150 PSETA Accredited Skills Development Providers
Skills Programmes: Service Delivery 800 PSETA Accredited Skills Development Providers
Skills Programmes: Mentoring and Coaching 50SETA Accredited Skills Development Providers SETA Accredited Skills Development Providers


The Discretionary Grant Policy, Criteria and Guidelines, Funding Framework and Specifications can be obtained from the PSETA website at www.pseta.org.za. Applications must be submitted online through PSETA Portal from the 22 November 2022 (NB: No applications will be accepted if submitted through any other means).

For enquiries, please contact the following persons:
Mr. Sibusiso Ndaba: Projects sibusisond@pseta.org.za
Ms. Nthabiseng Mogale: Projects nthabisengk@pseta.org.za

CLOSING DATE: 19 December 2022, 16h00

The allocation of a Grant is dependent on the availability of funds and is at the discretion of the PSETA Accounting Authority. The ultimate objective is to meet the targets as determined in the NSDP and PSETA APP.

Late applications will not be accepted.