The DBSA has created a Project Preparation Fund unit to provide project preparation funds for developing infrastructure projects. The unit was created to support the pipeline of DBSA’s financing divisions.
About Project Preparation
The DBSA project preparation funds are earmarked for projects which the DBSA’s financing divisions can include in their pipeline. The funds are intended to be used for the following;
Creating an enabling environment for infrastructure projects to implemented
Conducting pre-feasibility studies
Conducting bankable feasibility studies
Assistance with costs to reach financial close
These funds are provided with the view that projects prepared with these funds will be funded through DBSA’s Lending divisions.
DBSA will enter into a facility agreement with conditions stipulated.
Sectors & Geographic Focus
The funds are limited to projects in South Africa, SADC region and select countries in the greater continent of Africa. The sectors which the fund focusses on are;
Note that the DBSA reserves the right to accept or reject any application and that applications will be subject to the DBSA’s internal review and approval processes.