Download Youth Challenge Fund (YCF) Application Form South Africa

Youth Challenge Fund (YCF) 2021 for South African (SA) Youths

The Youth Challenge Fund (YCF) application form is now available on our website in both Pdf & Word formats.

​​How to download Youth Challenge Fund Form

In line with National Youth Policy, the YCF will be providing support to youth start-up businesses/enterprises who meet the criteria: 

Click the preferred link format below to access the form and read more regarding the qualifying criteria:

The Youth Challenge Fund (YCF) is for 15,000 qualifying entrepreneurs. It is a youth start-up support programme intended to stimulate the establishment and growth of youth-owned businesses, promote digital skills, grow the economy and foster job creation.


  • Age – 18 to 35 years
  • Registered with CIPC and be prepared to register with SARS & UIF
  • 100% SA owned
  • Are adequately involved in the day-to-day operation and management of the business with at least one or more of the members being a fulltime employee of the business, especially the main applicant.
  • Prepared to participate in BDS and mentorship (pre and post)
  • Commercially viable, sustainable and feasible business idea

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