Supporting the Establishment and Operation of New SMEs in the tourism sector [7/11/2017]
The Action aims at boosting entrepreneurship in the tourism sector through the creation of new micro, small and medium-sized tourism enterprises.
Budget of the Action
689 million EUR covering all regions of the country (500,6 million Euros from EPANEK and 188,4 million Euros from Regional Operational Programs)
Beneficiaries of the Action
Very Small, Small and Medium Enterprises that will operate in the tourism sector and belong to the following categories:
Category B: Tourist accommodation that were established and have acquired at least one of the eligible NACE rev2 codes of either 55 and / or the NACE rev2: 41.20.20.01, 41.20.20.02, by the date of issue of the notice of Action, have no operating license, the company's VAT number has reported no economic activity and has a building permit for this tourist accommodation.
Grant amount given
25.000 Euros to 400.000 Euros.
45% of the eligible costs are funded. In the case of recruiting new staff for at least a 0,2 NPLs, the funding rate is 50%.
Basic conditions for participation
Expenditure shall be eligible from the date of publication of the call.
It is not possible to start a new enterprise having as business partner the already existing firm or its shareholders aiming at exploiting the same tourist accommodation / operation sign.
Potential beneficiaries are required to submit an electronic application for funding to the State Aid Information System (www.ependyseis.gr/mis) and simultaneously submit their Electronic Application Folder. This folder will include the required documentation for submission / inclusion of Annex I in non-editable electronic file format (eg. pdf file).
Potential beneficiaries when registering as new users in the State Aid Information System should opt for the action entitled "Enhancement of Entrepreneurship Actions".
CAUTION: Please note that each attached document should be in size no more than 10 MB.
Period for submission of investment projects: from 18/12/2017 to 15/05/2018 at 17:00
Contact - Info:
EPAnEK Information Office: 8 Dragatsaniou Street, in the center of Athens.
Opening hours: Monday to Friday from 10.00 am. to 2.00 pm.
Information by telephone at 801 11 36 300, from a household line, with a local phone charge, from 9.00 am to 4.30 pm
Information Points of EFEPAE & Partners: www.efepae.gr