Ekurhuleni Peermont Chambers of Commerce Trust
The objective of the Ekurhuleni Peermont Chambers of Commerce Trust (EPCCT) is to grant funding to small and micro enterprises, and self-help projects aimed at uplifting the socio-economic status of the poor and marginalised people within Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality. Projects include:
Etwatwa Daveyton Kingsway and Wattville Chamber of Commerce and Industry (EDKWCCI)
Funds were made available to EDKWCCI to assist in the training of start ups, small, micro and medium sized member businesses in the area of tendering, advance costing and pricing for small contractors and entrepreneurship.
Grant: R616 000
Kempton Park Development Centre, Tembisa
The organisation provides skills development, helps create and sustain income generating projects and other social welfare relief projects for the benefit of the communities of greater Tembisa and Kempton Park areas.
Grant: R400 000
The Springs Business Linkage Centre (BLC)
The centre is administered by the Springs Chamber of Commerce and Industry and provides training programmes to small and medium sized businesses by way of mentoring and matching them with big business. The BLC has facilitated business worth over R50 million benefiting SMMEs across many business sectors.
Grant: R525 250
African Olive Trading
We provided funding towards the training of technicians to attend an electrical technicians training programme over a period of one year.
Grant: R417 000
Umjwali Market Research
Donated funds were used to train 94 field workers with market research skills. Projects then went on to include business to business research, customer satisfaction research, product audits, mystery audits and focus groups.
Grant: R349 000
PC Financial Services
PC Financial Services provides financial management, tax planning and corporate compliance services to private and public companies, including government and NGOs. The funding went towards the training of four graduate trainees to qualify as financial officers.
Grant: R470 000
ITO Focus East Rand, Boksburg
Twenty learners from mainly disadvantaged backgrounds received training and skills development to obtain a Certificate in Management: Level 4 (Services Seta Qualification). Selected learners were placed with participating companies in Ekurhuleni.
Grant: R457 250
Thuthuka Ma-Africa Development Centre
Peermont granted funding to Thuthuka Ma-Africa for three cooperatives to provide entrepreneurial, business and financial management training to more than 88 entrepreneurs.
Grant: R75 000
Other projects included: Dhladhla Skills Development Academy; Mape’s Hair Institution; Chapel Training and Employment Agency; Khoali Education, Training and Development Consultants and Makoya Spice and Mor.