Skill Development Fund Concept Note Submission Form

Posted By: Victor A. Sesay ⇒  Posted Date: 7/7/2020


 

APPLICANTS ELIGIBLE FOR SDF SUPPORT 

 

PLEASE READ THIS IMPORTANT INFORMATION BEFORE YOU FILL IN THE APPLICATION!

 

The Skills Development Fund (SDF) has two ‘windows', catering for different target groups. Window 1 will support improvement of the quality and relevance of formal and non-formal TVET, and Window 2  will address skills gaps and skills shortage experienced by private enterprises in the formal and informal sectors of the economy.

 

Eligible Beneficiaries for Window 1

 

The training provider is considered eligible to apply for Window 1 if:

  • The training provider is either a registered public, private or non-profit entity, evidenced by an up to date certificate of registration. Providers that apply as a consortium must include a signed letter from the entities in the consortium indicating their agreement to form a consortium for the purposes of the grant; and consequently providing a Power of Attorney indicating which of the consortium members will be dealing with the Secretariat.

 

  • The training provider has a track record of operating functional training program(s) in subject areas related to the application. For new proposed formal TVET courses, the training provider has a track record of operating functional training program(s) in the department where the new course will be offered.
  • The training provider must have the required teaching staff and facilities necessary for providing the proposed training course(s) at an acceptable level.
  • Priority will be given to training providers who demonstrate commitment to engage with an appropriate industry and/or private sector.

 

Eligible Beneficiaries for Window 2

 

For Window 2, the applicant must meet the following criteria:

 

  • Be an informal sector member-based organization/association/coop or a registered company/Business.
  • The company/business/organization/coop must have been in existence for at least 2 years.
  • Employee/membership composition should be majority Sierra Leonean nationality.
  • Employee/membership composition of 25% youth and/or women.
  • Must be from the 5 targeted sectors: agriculture, tourism, extractives, construction, and renewable energy.
  • Have demonstrable commercial viability.
  • The proposed training must benefit a minimum of 25 proposed trainees across the informal and formal sectors.

  • Ministry of Technical and Higher Education, New England Ville, Freetown, Sierra Leone
  • + 232 (76) 335329 / (88) 399750
  • + 232 (76) 335329 / (88) 399750
  • info@mthe.gov.sl

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