From April 8th to June 10th, entrepreneurs, micro and small enterprises from 34 municipalities of southeast and southwest Serbia can apply for grants from a EUR 250,000 fund provided by the European Union and the Swiss government.
The development program "European Progress" announced Friday that a call for grant proposals had been issued with the aim of boosting the production and creating conditions for new jobs.
Eligible applicants are all entrepreneurs, micro and small enterprises registered in 2013 or 2014 in the territory of municipalieis Novi Pazar, Ivanjica, Nova Varos, Priboj, Prijepolje, Raska, Sjenica, Tutin, Prokuplje, Blace, Zitoradja, Bojnik, Kursumlija, Leskovac, Vlasotince, Lebane, Medvedja, Crna Trava, Vranje, Bosilegrad, Bujanovac, Vladicin Han, Presevo, Surdulica, Trgoviste, Brus, Aleksinac, Gadzin Han, Doljevac, Merosina, Svrljig, Babusnica, Bela Palanka, and Knjazevac.
Aside from being majority privately owned, enterprises must also have turned a business profit at the end of 2015 and paid all taxes and allowances.
This program will support minimum 12 projects, and a grant per project cannot exceed EUR 25,000 for a small enterprise and EUR 15,000 for a micro enterprise or an entrepreneur, while those who submit project proposals should provide 30% of the requested donation.
For more information on the call and the application documentation, click HERE