EU grants are an opportunity for many small (and larger) businesses. Thanks to them, entrepreneurs can spread their wings by buying new equipment, training employees or hiring specialists. Some people are quite wrongly afraid to apply for grants - they don't do it because they think they don't have a chance to receive them or because the settlement will be extremely complicated. Meanwhile, the number of specialists who offer assistance in obtaining and accounting for the support obtained is growing. It is worth using their services or going for a training course even before submitting the first application for subsidies.
Getting grants - is it worth it?
In order to submit an application that will have a chance to be accepted, you have to prepare yourself thoroughly. Obtaining all necessary information will significantly increase the chances of success. What is it worth to focus on at this stage?
- What documents will you have to submit?
- What are the formal criteria?
- What are the substantive criteria?
- Does the company meet the requirements specified in the grant project?
- What are the application deadlines?
Although it sounds banal, when applying for EU grants, it is necessary to ensure that the application is properly addressed and that all formal requirements are met - without this, the substantive or creative part of the project will not be considered at all. Call for proposals notices usually contain all the necessary information, but it is also worth reading the regulations. This will avoid the hours of work involved in the preparation of the proposal, which will fall off in the run-up and have no chance of passing the committee's assessment.
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What to keep in mind when preparing the application?
In addition to the above mentioned bases, it is also worthwhile to focus on the substantive part of the application for EU grants. The right company, such as A1 Europe, is sure to provide expert advice on this as well. There is no shortage of people willing to receive EU subsidies, so you need to attract the attention of the committee, preferably with an exceptional idea or... a very elaborate proposal. Even if the industry is not unusual and the project doesn't knock on the knees with its creativity, well-filled documents always make a good, beneficial impression. They show first of all that the applicant really cares about the grant and will know how to use it. No problem with billing will come back.
Clearance of EU subsidies
Incorrect settlement of the project can cause trouble. In extreme cases, the beneficiaries must even reimburse the EU subsidies they have received. Therefore, it is worthwhile, at least the first time, to use the help of people with experience in such settlements. You need to document everything that is specified in the contract - you will need invoices, tickets, documents proving that the money was spent exactly on what was declared.
It is also worth remembering that EU subsidies are not movable - a company that submitted two applications and received funding for both projects cannot transfer funds between one and the other project, the money declared for training must be spent on them, similarly to funds for electronic equipment - even if plans change during the course.