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MULTI-ANNUAL NATIONAL PROGRAM FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF ENTREPRENEURIAL CULTURE AMONG WOMEN MANAGERS IN THE SME SECTOR

MULTI-ANNUAL NATIONAL PROGRAM FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF ENTREPRENEURIAL CULTURE AMONG WOMEN MANAGERS IN THE SME SECTOR

Objective of the Program

The main objective of the de minimis scheme is to stimulate and support the establishment and development of private economic structures established and managed by women, and to improve their economic performance.

Allocated budget

The estimated budget for the period 2024-2027 is 800,000,000 lei, and the budget allocated to the de minimis scheme for the 2024 budget year is 200,000,000 lei. Through the implementation of the Program in the period 2024-2027, it is estimated that de minimis aid will be granted to a number of 4,000 beneficiaries, of which 1,000 in the year of 2024.

The value of the non-refundable financial allowance

The Non-Reimbursable Financial Allowance (AFN) is of maximum 200,000 lei/beneficiary, an amount that can represent a maximum of 95% of the value of eligible expenses (including VAT for non-paying companies) related to the project.

Eligible applicants

Companies can benefit from the provisions of the Program: micro-enterprises, small and medium-sized enterprises, which cumulatively meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • are registered according to Law no. 31/1990 on companies
  • are SMEs, according to the provisions of art. 2 and of art. 4 (1) lit. a), b) or c) from Law no. 346/2004
  • they are considered autonomous, related, partner enterprises
  • they have fully private share capital
  • people who have the capacity of associates / shareholders in several companies can only apply under this Program with one company
  • are registered at the Trade Registry Office, have a registered office/point of business and carry out their activity on the territory of Romania
  • CAEN code Rev. 2 for which requests financing is eligible under the Program and authorized until the time of issuing the payment agreement by ATIMMT
  • at least 50% of the social parts/shares of the applicant company are owned by women
  • have no debts to the general consolidated budget, both for the registered office and for all work points, at the time of the administrative and eligibility verification
  • have not exceeded the de minimis ceiling of 300,000.00 Euro during the last 3 years for a sole proprietorship
  • is not in a state of dissolution, judicial reorganization, liquidation, enforced execution, operational closure, insolvency, bankruptcy or temporary suspension of activity

Activities excluded from funding                                

 The provisions of the Program do not benefit companies that carry out:

  • fishing and aquaculture activities, fishing and aquaculture products processing and marketing activities
  • activities related to the primary production of agricultural products
  • activities related to the primary production of fishery products and aquaculture
  • processing and marketing activities of agricultural products
  • production or sale of armaments, ammunition, explosives, tobacco, alcohol, substances under national control, plants, narcotic and psychotropic substances and preparations
  • production or sale of energy products, leasing activities
  • activities related to export to third countries or to other member states

Categories of eligible expenses

  • technological equipment: the fixed means for playgrounds, gyms, fitness, drones, x-body and strength, equipment, respectively specific systems in order to achieve an energy saving, systems that use renewable energy sources for the efficiency of the activities for which he requested funding, including IT equipment, PC-type computing equipment, central unit, server, monitor, printer/copier/multifunctional, portable systems, smart phones, tablets; except mechanical, electrical, electronic games of chance, pool tables, musical machines
  • purchase of work spaces, production spaces and spaces for services and trade
  • means of transport, cars, buses, minibuses, bicycles, mopeds, motorcycles, go-karts, UTVs, ATVs, caravans with or without motor, trailers and semi-trailers, platforms, isothermals and refrigerators, floating docks, marine barges for passengers, pleasure craft, aircraft, vans and special purpose vehicles, excluding all G symbol vehicles
  • the purchase of furniture, office equipment and protection systems for human and material values
  • salaries, utilities (electricity, water, gas, sanitation, telephone and internet subscription), accounting services and expenses related to rents for work spaces, production spaces or spaces for the provision of services and commerce
  • website presentation of the activity, online store, expenses for domain registration, expenses for promoting the website / online store, software/software necessary for the activity, electronic signature, licenses necessary for the activity
  • consultancy for the preparation of the documentation in order to obtain financing under this Program and for the implementation of the project.