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Early Stage Social Enterprise Funding Report

Published: Jun 2021

Understanding Social Enterprises in South Africa: Experiences, Gaps and Opportunities

While an early stage funding gap is anecdotally acknowledged, there has been little research into the experience of early stage social enterprises raising funding in South Africa.

This report unpacks the funding gap from an enterprise perspective in South Africa to better understand:

  • their demographics, education and impact goals,
  • business models and strategies,
  • barriers when raising funding,
  • their experiences raising different types of funding,
  • future fundraising and growth plans and,
  • the gaps and opportunities in the early stage ecosystem.

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