FINANCIAL SUPPORT PROGRAMMES

PILLAR 3

SUPPORT FOR INNOVATION

3.1 Grants for fast-growing companies – “gazelles”

3.2 Grants for micro companies

3.3 Grants for innovation development

3.4 Grants for professional development of the unemployed youth

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1.1 SUPPORT FOR CREATION OF NEW JOBS

For salaries higher than 50% of the minimum net salary

Support in the amount of 20% of the paid net salary

MAXIMUM ANNUAL SUPPORT: 4.400 EUR PER EMPLOYEE

SUPPORT DURATION PERIOD: UP TO 5 YEARS

CRITERIA:

At least 75% of newly employed are persons who: 

Were not employed at least 3 months before the employment, or 

Are being employed for the first time, or 

Are unemployed due to liquidation or bankruptcy procedure at the previous employer, or Are transferred from either, the public or the state administration

1.2 SUPPORT FOR ESTABLISHING TECHNOLOGICAL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENTS

50% OF THE TOTAL ELIGIBLE EXPENSES MADE FOR INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH

MAXIMUM SUPPORT AMOUNT: 1.000.000 EUR

SUPPORT DURATION PERIOD: UP TO 5 YEARS

 

MAIN CRITERIA: PRIMARY ACTIVITY – MANUFACTURING 

ELIGIBLE EXPENSES:

1) Expenses for machines, tools and equipment

2) Expenses for land and buildings

3) Expenses for contractual research, acquiring of technical knowledge and patents, consultancy expenses, etc

4) Additional expenses created for the purposes of the industrial research projects

5) Other operational expenses

1.3 SUPPORT FOR INVESTMENTS OF SIGNIFICANT ECONOMIC INTEREST TO REP.OF NORTH MACEDONIA

QUALIFICATION CRITERIA:

INVESTMENT OF AT LEAST 4 MILLION EURO AND 300 JOBS CREATED ,OR
INVESTMENT OF AT LEAST 20 MILLION EURO

UP TO 50% OF THE TOTAL ELIGIBLE INVESTMENT EXPENSES

(IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE LAW ON STATE AID CONTROL)

SUPPORT MODES:

1) REFUND IN THE AMOUNT OF THE PAID PERSONAL INCOME TAX ON THE SALARIES OF THE MACEDONIAN CITIZENS, FOR A PERIOD OF UP TO 10 YEARS

2) REFUND IN THE AMOUNT OF THE PAID CORPORATE TAX, FOR A PERIOD OF UP TO 10 YEARS

3) CASH GRANT IN THE AMOUNT OF 10% OF THE INVESTMENT MADE WITHIN A PERIOD OF 3 YEARS, UP TO 1.000.000 EUR

4) CASH GRANTS FOR THE EMPLOYEES WITH SALARIES 50% HIGHER THAN THE MINIMUM SALARY (4 YEARS)

– 2.000 EUR FOR A COMPANY WHICH EMPLOYS UP TO 300 PERSONS

– 3.000 EUR FOR A COMPANY WHICH EMPLOYS BETWEEN 301 AND 500 PERSONS

– 3.500 EUR FOR A COMPANY WHICH EMPLOYS BETWEEN 501 AND 1.000 PERSONS

– 4.000 EUR FOR A COMPANY WHICH EMPLOYS MORE THAN 1.000 PERSONS

Note:

•The beneficiary utilising cash grants for employees included in this programme, cannot utilise cash grants for employees in programme 1.1

•The beneficiary utilising cash grant for the investment included in this programme, cannot utilise cash grant for the investments in programme 1.5

1.4 SUPPORT FOR INCREASE OF CAPITAL INVESTMENTS AND REVENUES

10% REFUND ON THE INVESTMENTS IN NEW MACHINES AND EQUIPMENT OR INVESMENTS IN LAND AND FACILITIES

MAXIMUM SUPPORT AMOUNT: 1.000.000 EUR

SUPPORT DURATION PERIOD: 5 YEARS

1.5 SUPPORT FOR ACQUISITION OF COMPANIES IN FINANCIAL DIFFICULTIES

COMPANIES IN A BANKRUPTCY PROCEDURE

COMPANIES IN A LIQUIDATION PROCEDURE

MAXIUMUM SUPPORT AMOUNT: 1.000.000 EUR

CRITERIA:

1)To recommence or restart the activity of the company

2)Not to be related (of any kind, except for commercial relations) with the acquired company

3)The acquired company must have employed at least 50 persons before the commencement of the bankruptcy/liquidation procedure

4)To continue the activity of the acquired company for at least 5 years from the day of the acquisition

2.1  SUPPORT FOR INCREASE OF THE MARKET COMPETITIVENESS

PRIMARY GOAL: TO INCENTIVISE REVENUE INCREASE BY WAY OF REFUND ON THE INVESTMENT EXPENSES 

10% OF THE INVESTMENT EXPENSES, UP TO 1.000.000 EUR WITHIN A PERIOD OF 5 YEARS

 

CRITERIA:

1)To increase the sales or to increase the revenues from the primary activity of at least 5% in the last year compared to the average in the past 3 years

2)To keep or to increase the average number of employees in the last year compared to the average number of employees in the past 3 years

2.2 SUPPORT FOR ENTERING NEW MARKETS AND INCREASE OF REVENUES

20% OF THE ELIGIBLE EXPENSES FOR ENTERING NEW MARKETS

 CONTINUOUS IMPLEMENTATION

MAXIMUM SUPPORT AMOUNT: 30.000 EUR

ELIGIBLE EXPENSES:

•Shared/organised appearances at fairs, trade shows and exhibitions aboard

•Shared/organised appearances at B2B events, forums, conferences, etc

•Foreign markets researches

•Product certification in accordance with the requirements on the foreign markets

•Preparation for marketing approach on foreign markets (creation of promo materials, brochures, catalogues, website design, etc)

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