The year of 2015 brought good news for microenterprise owners in the rural space, activating in a non-agricultural field – they can now access European irredeemable funding adding up to 200.000 euro for the acquisition of business management software.
The support measure for businesses from the rural space will be in action until the year of 2020, a total amount of 532 million euro being allocated (57 million of which have been attributed for the current year).
The businesses which can acquire the funds stated in Sub-measure 6.4 must activate in a rural area and find itself among the following categories:
– existing microenterprises and small enterprises
– new, co-financed microenterprises and small enterprises
– enterprises with agricultural profile (farms, agricultural households) which extend their domain with a non-agricultural activity
The financing project aims at stimulating rural economy, increasing jobs and improving the income of rural population. Irredeemable funds cannot exceed 90% of the value of investment and the total amount of 200.000 euro over a course of 3 fiscal years. The financing projects bear the reglementations of the minimis support from Regulations 1407/2013.