Last year in July, the government launched the “eRobota” program, within the framework of which the state was going to grant money in 6 directions. However, there were enough funds for four of them. We are talking about micro-grants for the development of the business “Own business”, the development of processing enterprises “New level”, money for the creation of greenhouses and gardening.

As part of the “Own Business” program, an entrepreneur can receive up to 250,000 hryvnias from the state for the creation of a new or development of an existing business. In their turn, the grantees must employ one person if they receive a grant of up to 150,000 hryvnias; two people if the amount of the grant is 250,000 hryvnias. Deputy director of the Khmelnytskyi Regional Employment Center Serhii Zaluskyi talked about the results of the implementation of the “Own Business” program in Khmelnytskyi.

According to the official, the project itself, the procedure for providing micro-grants for the creation or development of one’s own business, has been working since April 22. Last year, the results in Khmelnytskyi region were quite good, compared to the number of submitted applications.

“Last year, 118 people received the right to use micro-grant funds. This year, 178 people have already received the right. These are the results of 19 waves,” said Serhii Zaluskyi.

The order of the Ministry of Economy of Ukraine provided for 20 waves in 2023, and the acceptance of documents ended on November 19. However, the Ministry has now decided to extend this project until the end of the year and there will be three more waves. The last day of receiving documents in 2023 is December 31.

“A micro-grant is not for certain people. A micro-grant is for everyone. This is true. Anyone, who really wants to receive this micro-grant and develop or create their business, can write a project. It should be a simple business plan, absolutely simple. The template was developed by the Ministry of Economy. We have to adhere to this form.”

Deputy Director of the Khmelnytskyi Regional Employment Center Serhii Zaluskyi  emphasizes, and calls on future grant-givers to contact them for advice.

Від Alona Bereza