Eligibility For Funding

ICT projects that meet the requirements for the two types of subsidy described below. Such subsidised projects can be undertaken by locally registered private and public entities, non-profit making organisations, or duly registered groupings that are considered capable in accordance with assessment procedures of the UASF.

Smart Subsidy

  • Smart Subsidy-refer to subsidies given to rural and high cost areas, or low-income population groups and service targets which will not be reached by the market alone, even in an efficient market, or at least not for a long time to come.

Ongoing Subsidy

  • Ongoing Subsidy (for true-access gap)– The true access gap comprises areas or communications targets that are beyond any commercial viability, even in instances where initial smart subsidies are given. Commercial sector operators or service providers serving these areas would need ongoing financial support, possibly in the form of operating subsidies. On-going subsidies benefit to a large extent, institutions such as schools, and population groups that are beyond the limits of the smart subsidy zone.