Discretionary Grants

The Fasset Board determines the areas of strategic importance for the sector by assessing the information from Mandatory Grant applications, the Sector Skills Plan (SSP) and other research conducted from time to time. In addition to this background research and information, the National Skills Development Strategy (NSDS), coordinated by DHET, guides the development of strategic areas within Fasset’s sector.

Benefits available to Fasset levy-paying and non- levy paying employers

Levy-paying employers Non-levy paying employers
Employer Discretionary Grants
Bursary Grant Yes Yes
Placement Grant (Learnerships) Yes Yes
National Student Financial Aid Scheme Loan Repayment Grant Yes Yes
NLEG Yes Yes


Applications for discretionary grants deadline has changed from 15 February 2019 to 15 October 2018 applicable to interventions of the preceding calendar year. Please refer to the Download page for guidelines, changes to criteria, requirements and details related to each of the grants.

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