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									  COUNCIL FOR TECHNICAL AND VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND
                   TRAINING (COTVET)
                 COTVET PSU, P.O.Box M 651, Ministries Post Office, Accra – Ghana


                     SKILLS DEVELOPMENT FUND
                              APPLICATION FOR GRANT


For office use only     Received on:                Received by:           Application No:

The project proposal must be submitted to the SDF Division either as a hard copy, as a soft copy
on a CD ROM, or electronically via the COTVET and SDF email addresses.

  Please note that we shall not accept handwritten applications. Fill the form directly on the
 computer and print (and post) or submit by email to sdf@cotvet.org or grant@sdfghana.org

           ANY ALTERATION TO THIS APPLICATION FORM WILL RENDER IT INVALID



                Which one of these boxes best describes you? Please tick one.



 A formal sector     An informal sector      A training service          A company seeking
business seeking     business, cluster or   provider seeking to        partnership to acquire
    training to         association of           develop new        /introduce new technologies
upgrade the skills   businesses seeking      innovative models              or innovation
  of my staff to         training and           for delivery of
     increase         entrepreneurship        training and new                      OR
                                            training concepts for
productivity and        development
                                                  businesses        A (new) technology centre
      profits
                                                                    whose mission is to transfer
                                                                        technology to firms


This form must be accompanied by the following:

   o   Technical and financial proposals (template attached)
   o   Business plan (if available)
   o   Copy of certificate of registration with local or national authorities
   o   Last 2 years audited accounts or (statement of affairs for newly formed organisations)
   o   Last 3 months bank statement
   o   Other relevant documentation as can help your case (please specify)…………………………….


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         To start completing this form, please tell us how you heard about the Skills
         Development Fund (please tick)

         Newspapers                 o                         Radio Advert              o

         SDF Website                o                         Business Associate        o

         Trade Association          o                         SDF Workshop              o

         Others (pls specify)   ……………………………………..


                                SECTION 1 – THE GRANT APPLICANT

                                  1. INFORMATION ON APPLICANT
Name of applying organisation
Name of Manager/CEO/Principal
Main business activity of organisation
Year of establishment
Ownership (public, private or other)
With which authority is your organisation
registered?
Bank
Branch of bank
Bank account number


                                2. OFFICE LOCATION OF APPLICANT
District/Metropolis/Municipal
Region
Postal address
Street address
E-mail address
Phone number




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                                  3. DETAILS OF CONTACT PERSONS
        Name                      Position               E-mail address   Phone number




                                      4. FOR COMPANIES/MSEs
Total regular employment at present
How many of these are female?
No. of casual workers at date of application
How much did the organisation spend last year on training
of the staff?
How many staff attended a training that lasted more than
1 day in the previous year
Turnover of company/MSE last year
What are the company’s three most important products?
How much of your production is exported?


                                5. FOR TRANING INSTITUTIONS ONLY
Number of permanent teaching staff
Number of ad hoc teaching staff
Number of male graduates last year
Number of female graduates last year
Number of enrolled students at present
How many trainees attended short-term courses at the
institution last year?
What was the training institution’s revenue last year (GH₵)?
Did you provide any short-term training for private


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companies last year? If yes, please elaborate


                                  6. FOR BUSINESS ASSOCIATIONS ONLY
Number of dues-paying members
Main objectives of association
Income of association last year
Number of paid staff
Did you arrange any training for your members last year?
Do you offer your members any advisory service?




                                  7. FOR CLUSTER OF BUSINESSES ONLY
Name of lead business
Main objectives of cluster
Total income of the members in the cluster (GH₵)
What other training/other services do you use as a
group?




                   8. FOR RESEARCH INSTITUTIONS & TECHNOLOGY CENTRES ONLY
Number of permanent academic staff
How many of these are female?
Area of specialisation of organisation
Turnover of organisation last year (GH₵)
Do you offer training courses on a regular basis? If yes,
please elaborate
Do you provide advisory services for commercial
companies (private or public)? If yes, please elaborate
What was your income from sale of services and
training courses last year?
Do you have any longer term collaboration agreement
with a commercial company?




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             9. SUMMARY OF YOUR MAIN OBJECTIVES AND STRATEGY FOR THE FUTURE
In this section, please summarize your key plans for your company/institution. How do you plan to
achieve these? (Maximum ½ page)




                       SECTION 2 – THE PROPOSED GRANT PROJECT


                                  10. SUMMARY OF PROPOSED PROJECT
      (Note that this is just a summary of what must be in the technical proposal – Maximum 1 page)
Please describe the problem(s) which you are encountering for which you need a grant to address. Also,
very clearly, state what exactly you intend to do to solve the problem(s).




               11. WHICH INSTITUTIONS ARE YOU PLANNING TO COLLABORATE WITH?
Please indicate which institution (if any) you plan to collaborate with to solve the problem and attach
written evidence of such intended collaboration. Note that just stating your intention to collaborate will
not be acceptable; we need some evidence. For applicants requiring entrepreneurship or skills training
services, please state which service provider you intend using, and attach a copy of the CVs of the
trainers or the profile of the company
1.
2.


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3.


                                        12. BUDGET SUMMARY
 Please note that we require a detailed budget in the technical and financial proposal (which must be
                                 submitted together with this form).
#                                  ACTIVITIES                                   ESTIMATED COST (GHC)
1.
2.
3.
4.
Total cost of project
You may add more lines as appropriate




       13. SUMMARY OF OUTPUT INDICATORS (FOR EXAMPLE TRAINING REGISTER/REPORT, NEW
                               TECHNOLOGIES INTRODUCED, ETC.)
Here, please state what tangible outputs (of the various activities mentioned above) will serve as
evidence that the work for which grant is being sought has been done.
1.
2.
3.
4.


     14. SUMMARY OF EXPECTED IMPACT INDICATORS (RESULT/EFFECT OF PLANNED ACTIVITIES – FOR
         EXAMPLE MORE EFFICIENT PRODUCTION, HIGHER PRODUCTIVITY, NEW PRODUCTION, HIGHER
                         TURNOVER, NEW MARKETS, IMPROVED QUALITY ETC.)
For each expected impact indicator mentioned, please indicate the actual figure measured at the time of
completing this application form and a corresponding figure which you expect one year after the end of
the project. For example, each employee now produces 10 units per day but is expected to produce, say
14 units per day a year after the training. This shows how the skills training is expected to work.
       Impact Indicator                As measured at time of            As expected 12 months after
                                             applying                     completion of the support
1.     Revenue
2.     Productivity
3.     Net profit


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4    Employment
5    Others (please specify)


         15. PLEASE EXPLAIN HOW YOU INTEND TO SUSTAIN THE RESULTS INDICATED ABOVE




    16. PLEASE IF YOU USED THE HELP OF AN INTERMEDIARY, PROVIDE THE INFORMATION BELOW
Name:                                                             Signature:
Postal Address and Phone Number:
Email and phone number(s)



BY SIGNING THIS APPLICATION FORM, YOU ARE DECLARING THAT YOU HAVE CHECKED AND VERIFIED
THE INFORMATION PROVIDED THEREIN TO BE TRUE IN SUBSTANCE AND FORM. SUBSEQUENTLY, ANY
INFORMATION FOUND TO BE UNTRUE WILL RENDER THE APPLICATION NULL AND VOID, ANY IF ANY
GRANT HAS BEEN GIVEN TO YOUR FIRM, YOU WILL BE REQUIRED TO REFUND IT.

Name of authorized signatory: _____________________________

Your Position: __________________________________________

Date: ___________________

Signature: _______________



Please note that the application cannot be processed unless it has been duly signed by an authorized
       representative of your organization and all the relevant information has been received

                   COTVET PSU, P.O.Box M 651, Ministries Post Office, Accra – Ghana



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