New financing opportunities for SMEs

September 10, 2020

We present you below the most important financing lines launched or which will be launched in the next period, addressed to SMEs (companies with up to 250 employees, and up to 50 million euros turnover).

1. Financing line for SME’s employees training in digital and IT&C skills development (POCU 3.12)

  • The projects’ maximum value is 1.000.000 euro, of which 95% to 100% non-refundable grant;
  • Only business associations, chambers of commerce and employers’ organizations can apply, in partnership with other relevant entities (for example: trade unions and / or training providers);
  • Only employees from SMEs that carry out their activity in priority sectors’ trainings are funded;
  • minimum of 250 outside Bucharest-Ilfov region  working employees  must attend the training;
  • Total allocation: 20 million euro, of which 1 million for ITI Danube Delta;
  • Call status: Launched with submission 30th Octomber 2020;
  • For more information, click here.

2. Financing line for large investments, dedicated to SMEs (POR 2.2)

  • The projects’ value is between 1.500.000 and 6.000.000 euro;
  • The financing is completed with a minimis aid in percentage of 100% for those eligible expenses that fall into this category (consulting, design etc.), respecting the maximum ceiling of 200.000 euro for 3 consecutive fiscal years;
  • Only SMEs (up to 250 employees, and up to 50 million euro turnover, minimum 1 year old and recorded operating profit (> 0 lei) in the fiscal year prior to the submission of the financing application) can apply;
  • Total budget: 150 million;
  • Call status: Launched with submission between 30th Octomber – 30th November 2020;
  • For more information, click here.

3. Financing lines announced following the draft Emergency Ordinance to support SMEs, in the COVID-19 crisis context (POC 2014 – 2020)

  • The projects’ value is between 50.000 and 200.000 euro, with a 70% non-refundable grant for the investments realized in Bucharest-Ilfov and a 85% non-refundable grant for investments realized in the rest of the country;
  • Eligible beneficiaries: companies or cooperative societies that fall into the category of Small and Medium Enterprises;
  • Total budget: 550 million euro, of which 15% of the value of the budget allocated for the Bucharest-Ilfov region and 85% of the value of the budget allocated for the other regions;
  • Call status: the draft guide is published in consultation and call for proposals will be opened shortly;
  • For more information, click here.

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