DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS TO SME SUPPORT PROGRAMME SECOND CALL IS 27th of FEBRUARY!”

 

Deadline for applications is February 27, 2024 for the Employment Committed SME Support Programme Second Call within “Empowering the Private Sector to Foster Social and Economic Cohesion in Türkiye (FOSTER)” Project which is financed by the European Union (EU), managed by KfW Development Bank and implemented by KOSGEB.

 

SMEs operating in Adana, Ankara, Bursa, Gaziantep, Hatay, İstanbul, İzmir, Kahramanmaraş, Kayseri, Kilis, Kocaeli, Konya, Mardin, Mersin and Şanlıurfa will benefit from grant support up to TRY 1 Million conditional to their employment commitments.

Information Meetings Starting!

Information Meetings Starting!

Coming together with SMEs at the Information Meetings within the FOSTER Project.

The first of the information meeting will start on February 5, 2024, in Kahramanmaraş. Subsequent information meetings will follow in the project provinces of Konya, Ankara, Gaziantep, Kilis, Hatay, Şanlıurfa, Adana, Mersin, Kocaeli, Istanbul Anatolian Side, Istanbul European Side, Kayseri, Bursa, Izmir, and Mardin.

Date Province Meeting venue Time
February 5, 2024 Kahramanmaraş Kahramanmaraş Ticaret Borsası 13.30
February 6, 2024 Konya Anemon Konya Otel 13.30
February 7, 2024 Ankara Point Otel Ankara 13.30
February 8, 2024 Gaziantep Grand Hotel Gaziantep 10.00
February 8, 2024 Kilis Kilis Ticaret ve Sanayi Odası 13.30
February 9, 2024 Hatay Antakya Organize Sanayi Bölgesi 13.30
February 12, 2024 Şanlıurfa Doubletree by Hilton Hotel 13.30
February 12, 2024 Adana Anemon Adana Otel 13.30
February 13, 2024 Mersin Ramada by Wyndham Hotel 10.00
February 14, 2024 Kocaeli Emex Hotel 13.30
February 15, 2024 İstanbul Asian Side Mercure Hotel Ümraniye 13.30
February 16, 2024 İstanbul European Side The Marmara Şişli Hotel 10.00
February 16, 2024 Kayseri Ommer Hotel 13.30
February 19, 2024 Bursa Anemon Bursa Otel 13.30
February 20, 2024 İzmir İzQ İnovasyon ve Girişimcilik Merkezi 10.00
February 23, 2024 Mardin Yay Grand Otel 10.00

 

During the Information Meetings, details will be provided regarding the Employment Committed SME Support Program Second Call, which opened for applications on January 29, 2024. Under the Second Call, with a deadline for applications set on February 27, 2024, SMEs will be eligible for grant support of up to TRY 1 million. Eligible SMEs will be able to use this support for personnel, machinery, equipment, molds, software and training expenses.

FOSTER Project is financed by the European Union, managed by KfW Development Bank and implemented by KOSGEB.

The Second Call for Proposals within the Employment Committed SME Support Programme has been Launched!

The Second Call for Proposals has been launched within the scope of Empowering the Private Sector to Foster Social and Economic Cohesion in Türkiye (FOSTER) Project Employment Committed SME Support Programme, financed by the European Union, managed by KfW Development Bank and implemented by KOSGEB.

A total of up to EUR 30.2 million of grant support will be provided to SMEs that are operating in the project provinces, Adana, Ankara, Bursa, Gaziantep, Hatay, İstanbul, İzmir, Kahramanmaraş, Kayseri, Kilis, Kocaeli, Konya, Mardin, Mersin and Şanlıurfa. Thereby, grant support provided to SMEs under FOSTER Project will have reached EUR 65.2 million in total.

Applicant SMEs will prepare project proposals in line with the project theme of “Improving Competitiveness and Employment”. SMEs, whose project proposals are accepted, can obtain grant support up to TRY 1,000,000. Eligible SMEs will be able to use this support for personnel, machinery, equipment, molds, software and training expenses.

Within the scope of this support, at least 2.950 jobs will be created or retained. Employment of youth (under the age of 30) and women is encouraged within the programme. Support ratio is 70% of eligible personnel expenses and it will be increased to 100% of personnel expenses for the beneficiary SMEs creating employment for youth and/or women. Eligible SMEs shall apply to the programme through KOSGEB SME Information System (KBS).

The FOSTER Project aims to increase social and economic development by strengthening SMEs and promoting employment.