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Subsidy Consulting

Subsidy Consulting

With Raiffeisen – Leasing, you can benefit from subsidy programs that help you reduce financing cost.

Benefits of our subsidy consulting

We will advise you on the selection of a suitable subsidy program.
We will ensure the processing of applications for subsidies and prepare project financing.
We will be happy to support you in any negotiations with the institution granting the subsidy.
We will be at your disposal for the entire term of our agreement.

Innovation Grant Programme
(OP TAK)

The grant can be used for:
  • Technology - acquisition of new production machinery and equipment, hardware and local networks, including related software
  • Buildings - expenditure on construction works and supplies for new buildings and technical improvement of buildings or their aliquot part, which are, used for the purposes of the project, i.e. for the introduction of product and/or process innovation into production practice. Examples of eligible expenditure are expenditure on production, logistics and storage facilities. Expenditure on Buildings is eligible up to a maximum of 20 % of the total eligible expenditure budgeted under the Technology budget line. Expenditure on office buildings, fencing, access roads, i.e. facilities not directly related to the introduction of a product and/or process innovation into production practice, cannot be included in the eligible expenditure
  • Project documentation, including engineering
  • Software and data - software, programmes and licences, purchase of data, databases and their updating
The programme is intended for small and medium-sized enterprises and small mind-caps (up to 500 employees)

Amount of support:
  • 20 % and 60 % depending on the region and size of the enterprise, with support for all locations outside the capital city of Prague
  • The minimum amount of subsidy is CZK 1 million. The maximum subsidy is CZK 40 million. 
Which innovations are recognised:
a. product innovation - increasing technical and utility values and products, technologies and services 
b. process innovation - increasing the efficiency of production processes and service provision

Call deadline
The call for applications will open on 1 September 2022 and close on 30 November 2022.

Energy Savings Grant Programme
(OP TAK)

The Energy Savings Grant Programme is part of the Operational Programme Enterprise and Innovation for Competitiveness (OP TAK).
It provides support  for technological and building modernisation to businesses of all sizes. 
The purpose of the programme is to support measures contributing to energy savings.
You can receive grant up to CZK 200 per project and thus significantly reduce your final energy consumption.
 
The grant can be used for:
  • Replacement of energy inefficient machinery - Renewal of production technology, lighting of buildings
  • insulation of buildings including roofs, replacement of windows and other construction measures that have a demonstrable impact on the energy performance of the building
  • modernisation and reconstruction of electricity, gas and heat distribution systems
  • renewable energy sources, e.g. photovoltaic systems, solar thermal systems, small hydroelectric plants, heat pumps, etc
  • introduction and modernisation of metering systems
  • the use of waste energy in production processes
  • project documentation and energy assessments
The programme is designed for small, medium and large enterprises.
 
Amount of support:
  • 35 to 65 % depending on the size of the enterprise and the location of implementation, with support for all locations outside the capital city of Prague
  • The minimum amount of subsidy is 500 thousand EUR. The maximum subsidy is CZK 200 million CZK.
Call deadline:
Applications will be accepted from 1 September 2022 and will close on 30 November 2023.

Subsidies for photovoltaic power plants on enterprise buildings from the National Recovery Plan

The National Recovery Plan supports photovoltaic power plants (hereafter PPP) on enterprise buildings including shelters (e.g. for cars, construction equipment, material storage, etc.) with an installed capacity of 1 kWp to 1 MWp inclusive = only new PPPs on the roofs of enterprise buildings. Basically any entrepreneur who has been assigned an ID number and is entitled to conduct business in the supported CZ NACE activity, except for number 03, while public entities are excluded.

Eligible expenditure includes only the investment costs for the installation of photovoltaic power plants, including energy storage:
  • Investment costs for the installation of the photovoltaic power plant itself, including energy storage 
  • Construction project documentation (photovoltaic power plants) = RDS / SKP / DSPS 
  • Engineering activities in construction 
Form and amount of support  
Support is provided in the form of a grant and will be paid ex post on the basis of the submitted payment application and its annexes.
The initial full pre-financing of the project expenditure from the beneficiary's private resources or a loan from a financial institution is a prerequisite.
The aid intensity is based on the total eligible expenditure and is: 
  • 35% for photovoltaic systems 
  • 50 % for a storage system outside the territory of the capital city of Prague 
  • 45 % for a storage system in the territory of the capital city of Prague
Subsidies can be drawn for entities throughout the Czech Republic, including Prague. The earliest date of completion of the project is 30. 11. 2023.
We will handle everything for you and will be with you throughout the project.

Subsidies for large photovoltaic power plants from the Modernization Fund

Subsidies from the Modernisation Fund can be used for the installation of new photovoltaic power plants with a capacity of over 1 MWp.
 
Supported are: 
  • Stand-alone photovoltaic power plant projects with one transfer point to the distribution or transmission grid 
  • Pooled photovoltaic power plant projects that include multiple sub-projects with more than one transfer point to DS/PS without a common control system. The installed capacity of the combined project is given by the sum of the installed capacities of the individual photovoltaic power plants. 
  • Virtual power plant projects, which consist of multiple individual photovoltaic power plants with more than one transmission point to DS/PS (or power plants within local distribution systems) with a common control system. The installed capacity of a virtual power plant is given by the sum of the installed capacities of the individual photovoltaic power plants that make it up. 
Eligible applicants: 
Existing or prospective license holders for business in the energy sectors (electricity generation) and the renewable energy community.

Aid intensity: 
 
   Maximum aid intensity     
   Enterprise/support (%) 
      Prague                    Other regions                                   
Large enterprise    45 %          60 %
Medium enterprise  55 % 70 %
Small enterprise  65 % 80 %

Subsidies for digital transformation of enterprises from the National Recovery Plan 

Subsidies for the digital transformation of enterprises can finance e.g. non-manufacturing robots or logistics systems and technologies.

Digital enterprise:
  • grant amount. CZK 1 million - CZK 15 million
  • allocation: CZK 1.5 billion
  • small, medium, large enterprises
  • 30-60% subsidy

 

Virtual enterprise:
  • amount of subsidy: from 500 thousand CZK up to the de-minimis limit
  • allocation: 600 mill. CZK
  • advantages: Prague companies can apply, large companies can apply in all regions
  • subsidies of 20-40%

Subsidies for financing agricultural machinery and equipment (PGRLF)

In cooperation with PGRLF, we make it possible for our clients – farmers – to combine our financing with PGRLF subsidy programs.  The client can receive a subsidy for part of the interest paid to Raiffeisen – Leasing.
The programs include:

The Farmer Program

For the purchase of agricultural equipment, e.g., seeding machines, harvesters, tractors, loaders, mowers, and other agricultural equipment.

The Forest Farmer Program

For the purchase of forest management equipment, e.g., tractors, logging machines, chippers, loaders, etc.

The Wood Processor Program

Purchase of wood processing equipment or technology.

The Processor Program

Investment in the acquisition of fixed assets related to the agricultural product processing for food or feed purposes.

Financing of industrial enterprises with NRB support

In cooperation with the NRB, we offer the following programs to our clients:

The Expansion Program

The program is designed for modernisation/development projects. For clients who plan to acquire machinery and equipment, purchase or renovate buildings used for business, or technological procedures, programs, licenses, software, etc. We offer a combination of our financing with a concessionary loan from the NRB with a 0% interest rate, up to 45% of the eligible project costs. A contribution to interest on a loan with Raiffeisen – Leasing of up to CZK 4 million, instalment deferment for up to 4 years. Designed for projects in the Czech Republic outside of Prague.

The Energy Saving Program

The program is suitable for entrepreneurs who plan to use the financing in energy saving projects. We offer our clients a combination of our financing and a loan from NRB with a 0% interest rate and a contribution to the interest on a loan with Raiffeisen – Leasing, and instalment deferment for up to 4 years. Designed for projects in the Czech Republic outside of Prague.

Subsidies from the Rural Development Program (PRV)

Subsidies from the Rural Development Program can be used for the acquisition of technology for livestock and crop production and for the purchase of machinery.  The program aims to restore, preserve, and improve ecosystems dependent on agriculture, invest in the competitiveness and innovativeness of agricultural enterprises, support the engagement of young people into agriculture, and landscape infrastructure.

We offer clients assistance in obtaining subsidies from the Rural Development Program, namely for the following operations:
 
  • Processing and marketing of agricultural products
  • Activities of farmers
  • Start-up of young farmers’ operations
  • Consultancy and training events aimed at transferring knowledge and innovations in agriculture and forestry
  • Forestation and reforestation
  • Technology for forest management and wood processing plants
  • Rural economic development and poverty abatement 
  • Efficient use of natural resources and energy from renewable sources
  • Land adaptations – road construction and renovation of agricultural buildings
  • Mitigation of natural hazards
  • Nature conservation
We will also be happy to process your application for subsidies from other institutions that provide subsidy programs.

Are you interested in subsidy consulting?

Send us an independent enquiry.
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