Call for Applications: Automotive Industry  

Are you an early-stage SMME operating in Gauteng? Do you have the “drive” to innovate and transform your business?   If you answered yes, then be sure to apply for our latest course, “Driving Innovation: Automotive Entrepreneurship Incubation Programme,” in partnership with Allan & Gill Gray Philanthropy South Africa. 


This 12-month programme, delivered by UVU Accelerate, is designed to provide comprehensive support, guidance, and resources to early-stage SMMEs in the automotive sector. Recognising their pivotal role in introducing new products and services to the market, creating employment opportunities, and opening new markets, this programme will equip SMMEs with the skills, resources, and networks needed to create innovative ventures that contribute to the growth and transformation of the automotive sector.  


We invite applicants from a range of businesses in the industry including: 

  • Glass Repairs and Fitters 
  • Maintenance and Repairs, including General Aftermarket Activities 
  • Tyre Fitment and Repairs
  • Wheel Balancing, Wheel Rotation, Battery Sales, Testing, and Recharging
  • Motor Spares
  • Panel Beaters
  • Spray Painters
  • Smash and Grab Window Installers (Auto Armour)  


What to Expect: 

  • In-depth business and financial analysis
  • Immersive training and workshops
  • One-on-one mentorship
  • Access to a rich entrepreneurial ecosystem
  • Engaging roundtable discussions
  • Access to a dynamic online learning platform 


The ‘Driving Innovation’ is a fully funded programme to all qualifying SMMEs. To apply click here.


About Allan & Gill Gray Philanthropy South Africa  

Allan & Gill Gray Philanthropy South Africa (AGGP_SA) is part of the Allan & Gill Gray Philanthropy Africa Group of entities (the Group). The Group’s vision is to contribute to an empowered and productively engaged African citizenry thriving in ethical societies with dignity and hope. The Group works toward this vision by fighting the triple challenges of poverty, inequality, and unemployment through enabling and promoting responsible entrepreneurship on the continent, increasing the opportunities for meaningful employment and income to sustain the livelihoods of millions of Africans. 


To find out more about UVU Accelerate, click here.
To find out more about UVU Africa, click here.