The SME Contract Finance Fund (under DIF) is an initiative to provide accessible and affordable finance to SMMEs, as well as an opportunity for Lenders to co-fund. The Fund has a mandate to fund and support entrepreneurs within South Africa in the form of:
• Contract or purchase order funding for any orders received from the Department of Defence, Armscor, AMD or other companies in the sector; and
• Invoice backed funding on the back of outstanding invoices.

Some of the value adding initiatives of the Fund include:
• Access to business support services, tools and support to SMMEs; and
• Support in the form of technical skills

To find out more about the SMME Contract Finance Fund or apply for funding, please visit: and apply or send your enquiries to

Download SMME Contract Finance Fund Brief