Applications which fulfil the criteria indicated above will be assessed according to the assessment criteria contained in Annexure 1. Please note that the evaluation criteria will be adjusted according to the development and implementation phase of the project and the financial product applied for as outlined in this guide. In brief the process described below will be followed by the PPDF Secretariat (DBSA).
The online application system is open for interested parties to apply for grant funding as per eligible criteria.
The applications will be received, reviewed and checked to ensure that the documents are complete and that all necessary information is included. Applications will then first be evaluated by the SADC Secretariat according to the Tier One Assessment Criteria and any not eliminated will then be evaluated by the PPDF Secretariat (DBSA) according to the Tier Two Assessment Criteria.
Eligible and complete applications will either be approved for due diligence or rejected by the Steering Committee. Applicants are updated on the outcome of the process.
Project applications accepted in step 3 will undergo a due diligence and an appraisal report will be prepared by the PPDF Secretariat for final recommendation to the PPDF Steering Committee funding consideration. Additional detailed information may be requested from the applicant.
The applicant will be informed of the final decision, and successful be offered a facility agreement.