Call for applications

The COSY entrepreneurship training programme forms part of the project ‘Creating Opportunity for South Africa’s Youth’ (COSY). Its overall objective is to build the capacity of young people aged 15-25, particularly young women, to become entrepreneurs, enabling them to become more active agents in sustainable growth in South Africa. COSY is funded by the European Union and delivered by the British Council in partnership with Business and Arts South Africa, LifeCo Unltd South Africa and Livity Africa. Based on the experience and expertise of these partners, COSY has three focus areas: creative, social and digital enterprise.

The programme:

  • targets youth between the ages of 15 and 25
  • particularly encourages the participation of young women
  • will be delivered in 8 modules, spread over a period of 4-5 months.

Expected Schedule/ Dates in Diepsloot (Venue/s to be confirmed)

Modules

Organisation/Delivery Partner

Number of Days

Dates

1: Identity – Who am I

LifeCo Unltd South Africa

1

28 March 2018

Livity Africa

1

29 March 2018

2: Digify business basics Part 1

Livity Africa

5

9-13 April 2018

3: Digify business basics Part 2

Livity Africa

5

16-20 April 2018

4: Entrepreneurial readiness and practice

LifeCo Unltd South Africa

 

4

30 April 2018

2-4 May 2018

5: Business viability and inventory of assets

Business and Arts South Africa

4

14-17 May 2018

6: Business planning

Business and Arts South Africa

4

9-13 July 2018

7: Partner and Relationship Building

&

Opportunity Ready

Business and Arts South Africa

&

LifeCo Unltd South Africa

2

 

 

2

30-31 July 2018

 

 

1-2 August 2018

8: The Pitch

All

1

3 August 2018

Please note the following

What we provide

What we do not provide

What we expect of you

Training programme, free of charge, including materials

Funding for business ideas or businesses

Commitment to attend all training days 

Catering on training days

Transport to training venue

Active participation

Important Dates

Applications open                                30 January 2018

Applications close                               23 February 2018

Selected participants are notified       12 March 2018