Registration period for financing €800,000-1.5 million for SRL, PFA, II for the production of jam, juice, cider and brandy. Official guide

The registration period for European funds of between 800,000 and 1.5 million euros has been officially announced for SRL, PFA, sole proprietorships and other beneficiaries doing business in fruit processing, such as the production of jams, cider or brandy. See the official applicant registration guide at the end of the article.

Funding application session to S.Action 4.2a of the NRDP 2020 – Investments in Processing or Marketing of Fruit Products – Through October 14, 2021, 9:00 AM – January 14, 2022, 4:00 PM employment The official website of the Rural Investment Finance AgencyAFIR announced on Tuesday.

Minimum project selection is 10 points.

The monthly quality limits are:

  • 65 points (14.10.2021 – 13.11.2021).
  • 35 points (14.11.2021 – 13.12.2021).
  • 10 points (14.12.2021 – 14.01.2022).

The total budget available to call this project is 20471752 euros.

AFIR is published in her official website (PNDR Investment Division- Fruit Sector- sM 4.2a) Applicant Guidebook for Financial Support through Sub-Procedure 4.2a under the National Program for Rural Development 2014-2020 (PNDR 2020).

Sub-action 4.2a – Processing and marketing of fruit products: how much money can be obtained

Under sub-action 4.2a, the non-reimbursable general support rate will be 50% of all eligible spending for small and medium businesses and 40% for large enterprises.

Non-refundable support will be provided as follows:

1. Micro and Small Enterprises:
The intensity of the support is 50% of the total eligible expenses, not to exceed. €800,000 for projects without investments that lead to an integrated food chain. This includes recipients of associative forms and producers of alcoholic beverages.

2- Medium-sized enterprises:
The intensity of the support is 50% of the total eligible expenses and does not exceed 1,100,000 euros. This includes recipients of associative forms and producers of alcoholic beverages.

3. Large Institutions:
The intensity of the support is 40% of the total eligible expenses and does not exceed 1,500,000 euros.

Beneficiaries will have to save the remaining 50% or 60% of eligible expenses in addition to non-qualifying expenses. However, entrepreneurs will be able to get another 20 percentage points of support intensity for crowdfunding.

Who will take the EU money to process and market the fruit

Non-refundable funds for processing and marketing fruit products can be accessed by economic agents with any form of legal regulation, including: The authorized natural person (PFA), sole proprietorship (II), family businesses (IF), limited liability company (LLC), agricultural cooperatives, cooperatives, producer groups and organizations.

Applicants will also meet a number of additional conditions, including:

  • The applicant should have no difficulty, in accordance with the legislation in force (contained in the section on links with other legal provisions). The standard is considered fulfilled based on the verification of the declaration relating to the classification in the category of the company in difficulty, from the financial statements prepared for the last two financial years, the information received from the verification certificate, and the address issued by the creditor bank(s). (if appropriate).
  • The operating result from the balance sheet prior to the year of project submission is positive, or if the applicant records an operating loss in the year prior to submission of the grant application, ascertained both in years N-2 and N-3 (three years prior to submission of the funding application) the operating result is positive.
  • If the year preceding the application for funding is the year of incorporation, the operating result, which may be negative, will not be analyzed.
  • Even if an operating loss is accepted for the year preceding the application for funding, the eligibility criterion for non-employment at the company in difficulty must be met.
  • The applicant must demonstrate his ability to participate in the financing of the investment. In the case of a multi-project application, the applicant/recipient, as the case may be, must demonstrate private co-financing for the project or, as the case may be, cumulative for all projects.

What business will be funded with non-refundable funds

Business that can be financed with non-refundable funds refers to the processing and marketing of fruit products offered in Annex I from the Treaty on European Union Action (TFEU) for the purpose of acquiring Annex I and non-Annex I products, in many cases. In principle, it primarily concerns the processing and marketing of fruits.

Processing works may include, for example, the production of jams, natural juices, fruit wines, cider, brandy and others.

Among the activities eligible under sub-procedure 4.2a are Creation, expansion and modernization of units that collect, prepare and process raw materials from the fruit sector, including production of alcoholic beveragesThe Ministry of Agriculture said.

In the case of products obtained after processing, the main raw materials (the majority) should come from the fruit sector, with the exception of products from special mixed crops (such as hazelnuts, related crops, which can also be processed individually). It is also allowed to collect, store and pack products (raw materials) that do not come from the fruit sector if they are intended for processing in their own unit as secondary raw materials.

Thus it finances the constructions intended for the entire technological stage or flow, or those intended for internal infrastructure and facilities, or those intended for video surveillance systems for the activity proposed by the project.

Expenditure on mobile processing units and on hygiene requirements, veterinary hygiene and technology flow is also eligible.

For the purpose of marketing in short chains qualified as stand-alone transportation, isothermal trailers and semi-trailers with or without temperature or refrigeration controllers, specialized transportation tanks for raw materials/finished product generated by the project, caravans and food caravans.

Among the expenses arising from qualified investments in intangible assets, we mention those related to the organization and implementation of quality management and food safety systems, the acquisition of technologies (knowledge), patents and licenses for the preparation of project implementation, acquisition of software.

Eligible Expenses – Sub-action 4.2a PNDR

With European funding, a number of eligible expenses may be incurred, including:

– constructions prepared for the entire technological stage or flow (assembly 2 – storage (raw materials / products) – sorting – conditioning – processing – marketing);

Infrastructure and internal facilities, as well as connections and connections necessary for the projects, video surveillance systems for the activity proposed by the project, etc .;

Mobile processing units.

– In order to comply with sanitary and veterinary conditions and technological flow, the spaces for production personnel are qualified: laboratories, filter type changing rooms for workers, space for preparing and serving meals, etc.

– Acquisition, including leasing, of new machinery, installations, equipment and specialized means of transport: insulators for cars, trailers, semi-trailers, tanks, specialized equipment for lifting, towing, rolling, handling, caravans and food caravans for sale in short chains.

Spending on investments in renewable energy production, energy efficiency, water saving systems and waste disposal technologies in the unit, as well as other investments that help reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Expenses generated by improving internal quality control and adhering to new expenses

– Spending on marketing activities (investment and new modernization), owning stores elsewhere than the processing unit location (modernization investment only), online store, food caravans/mobile homes, food vending machines.

Organizing and implementing quality management and food safety systems if they are related to the tangible investments of the project.

Acquisition of technologies (know-how), patents and licenses for the preparation of project implementation;

Acquisition of software, identified as essential in the technical and economic documentation of the project.

– expenses related to the marketing of the obtained products: creation of a site – for the promotion and marketing of your own products; labeling (concept creation); Creation/acquisition/registration of trademarks. Expenses related to the marketing of the products obtained will be carried out within 5% of the eligible value of the project, but not more than 30,000 euros.

Expenditure on project overheads, such as: fees for architects, engineers and consultants, and fees for advice on economic and environmental sustainability, including feasibility studies. It will be made within a limit of 10% of the total eligible expenditures for projects that also provide structural assembly, and within a limit of 5% for projects that provide for simple purchases.

Consulting expenses – project management.

– In the case of non-payers of VAT, under national VAT legislation, the VAT values ​​relating to eligible expenditures incurring VAT are eligible expenditures.

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