Department of Trade Industry and Competition Saint Barthélemy

The CPFP is a cost-sharing grant that contributes to the cost of feasibility studies likely to lead to projects that will increase local exports and stimulate the market for South African capital goods and services.


A feasibility study will not qualify if it is; 1) Expected not to result in a project which is manufacturing or capital goods and services in nature. 2) Expected not to result in a project which can be readily carried out without even conducting a feasibility study. 3) Expected not to result in a bankable document which can translate into an implementable project. 4) Receiving government funding for the same aspect of the same project.

Fund type

How to apply

The applicant must submit the following documents to apply for the programme; completed application form, valid tax clearance certificate, audited and independently reviewed financial statements for existing projects or projected financial statements for new projects, curriculum vitae of the main study team, copy of the pre-feasibility study report, company references, company profile, copy of signed MoU, MoA, joint ventures and off-take agreements and company registration documents (CK1).


Project assessment criteria

Feasibility studies must be undertaken by a South African firm registered as a legal entity. Whereas a feasibility study is undertaken by a foreign applicant, the foreign applicant will only be considered if they partner with South African firms, and the applications are submitted by the South African registered firm. Applicants must be in compliance with the requirements of B-BEEE, and submit a valid certificate in terms of the B-BBEE Codes of Good Practice.