Barloworld has today announced the launch of a new flagship development programme designed to power the growth of social enterprises in South Africa. Dubbed the Barloworld Mbewu programme, the initiative seeks to inspire a world of difference, and enable growth and progress in society,
The Mbewu programme will co-ordinate financial and non financial support to carefully selected, viable social enterprises across South Africa. Barloworld Mbewu will not only support selected social
enterprises by helping facilitate access to funding and finance, the programme looks at the unique need of the social enterprise and develops individualised support to help scale up social value creation.
Those that will benefit from the programme will be selected from social enterprise start-ups and established social businesses with proven income streams and potential for scalability. The programme will focus on marginalised communities with a specific focus on rural and township economies. The focus will be on Social Enterprises that are active in education, agriculture, environment and green economy, the automotive value chain and social innovations that uplift and empower local
Qualifying organisations may apply to become part of the Barloworld Mbewu programme. Entries close on the 31 July.