The Ministry of Industrialisation and Trade, saying it is aware of an ongoing scam soliciting funds from the public in an illicit manner, purportedly for the facilitation of the StartUp Survival Grant, has highlighted that there are no obligations to pay any sum of money in order to apply for or to receive the grant. The StartUp Survival Grant is a N$ 3 million relief measure to assist start-up businesses facilitated by StartUp Namibia, in partnership with MIT and with funding from the German Government, aimed at helping small businesses meeting the eligibility criteria to receive a direct supplement to pay wages, fixed costs, and offset decline in revenue during the lockdown.