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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.

Subsidy programs

Guarantee programme Invest EU - Innovation and Digital Programme

Benefits for you:
- You will get a better interest rate for your financing. 
- The guarantee will improve the risk profile for evaluating your transaction.
- We will process the guarantee for you free of charge and without any fees.

Under the Innovation and Digitalisation product, the EIF guarantee will support SMEs focused on innovation and digitalisation to improve access to finance for research and innovation intensive businesses.
In addition, the guarantee will support the uptake of digital technologies and the digital transformation of business.
Projects can be implemented anywhere in the Czech republic.

Small and medium-sized enterprises SME with up to 250 employees and Mid-Cap with up to 500 employees as defined by the EU. Turnover max. EUR 50 mio or balance sheet total up to EUR 43 mio. Entrepreneurs must meet the conditions of the Eligibility Criteria.
Guarantee Covers up to 70%/80% of the final loss on the loan/financial lease.


 

Guarantee programme Invest EU - Sustainable SME Finance Programme

Benefits for you:
- You will get a better interest rate for your financing. 
- The guarantee will improve the risk profile for evaluating your transaction
- We will arrange the guarantee for you free of charge and without a fee

Within the framework of the Sustainable SME and Small Mid-caps product, the EIF guarantee provides support to investments that contribute to the green and sustainable transformation of the European economy and promote access to debt financing for the final beneficiaries. 
In addition, it will also seek to encourage investment to improve accessibility of services, products and infrastructure and to develop assistive technologies and to make organisations and their premises accessible to customers and employees with disabilities.
Projects can be implemented anywhere in the Czech Republic. 
Small and medium-sized enterprises SME with up to 250 employees and Mid-Cap with up to 500 employees as defined by the EU. Turnover max. 50mio EUR or balance sheet total up to 43mio EUR. Entrepreneurs must meet the conditions of the Eligibility Criteria.
Guarantee Covers up to 70%/80% of the final loss on the loan/financial lease.
 

Subsidies for financing agricultural machinery and equipment (PGRLF)

In cooperation with PGRLF, we make it possible for our clients – farmers – food manufacturers - 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 feed purposes.

The Food producers´ Program

Investments for the acquisition of technological
equipment  related to the processing of agricultural products
for food purposes or food production, as well as the
construcion, renovation and equipment of shops or
vending machines.
 

 

New Energy Savings Programme

This programme is suitable for entrepreneurs who plan to use the funding in energy saving projects. We offer clients a combination of our financing and a loan from NRB with a discounted rate of 1.99% and a subsidy component of up to 35% of eligible project costs. Designed for businesses of all sizes in the Czech Republic outside the capital city of Prague.

The programme is designed for:
  • replacement of energy inefficient machinery- renewal of production technology,
  • increasing the energy efficiency of building lighting,
  • insulation of buildings including roofs, replacement of windows and other construction measures that have a demonstrable impact on the energy performance of the building, 
  • increasing the energy efficiency of technical building systems (cooling, forced ventilation including heat recovery, humidity treatment, hot water treatment),
  • renewable energy sources,
  • the use of waste energy in production processes.

Energy savings of at least 10 % must be achieved in connection with the acquisition of the technology.

 

Virtual enterprise

Subsidies from the Virtual Enterprise programme can be used to purchase hardware and software for your company up to 40% cheaper. For example, servers, office computers and software, security systems, QR readers or cloud services and modems.
The subsidy is for investments in non-manufacturing technologies that will lead to increased digitalisation, automation or more efficient interconnection of business processes in SMEs. It is intended for investments that will bring new functionalities to your business.
- The programme is designed for SMEs. Projects must be implemented outside the territory of the capital city Prague 
 
Amount of support
- 30 to 40% depending on the size of the enterprise 
- The minimum amount of subsidy is CZK 250 000 and the maximum EUR 200 000.

Applications will be accepted until 2 November 2023.
 

Subsidies for photovoltaic power plants on enterprise buildings

Photovoltaic power plants (hereafter PV power plants) on business 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 PV power plants on the roofs of business buildings. In principle, any entrepreneur who has been assigned an ID number and is entitled to engage in the supported activity in all CZ NACE countries except 03 can apply, 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. 
 

Subsidies for photovoltaic power plants from the programme (RES+) Modernization Fund up to 1 MWp

Small PV plants on rooftops or on the ground up to 1 MWp are supported. 
Subsidies are available for entities throughout the Czech Republic, including Prague.
The support rate is up to 50% of the total project costs.
The following are supported:
- Stand-alone PV projects with one transfer point to the distribution or transmission grid 
- Pooled PV projects that include multiple sub-projects with more than one transfer point to the 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 PV sub-projects.
- Battery energy storage systems and hydrogen production systems by electrolysis of water can only be supported as part of a comprehensive PV project.
Legal and natural persons who are or will be licensed to operate in the energy sector (electricity generation) may apply for support. 
When submitting an application, it is necessary to have a valid connection contract or a future contract for connection to the transmission or distribution system.

The programme is being prepared for the end of 2023.


 

Subsidies for photovoltaic power plants from the (RES+) Modernization Fund above 1 MWp

Large PV plants on rooftops or on the ground with a capacity above 1 MWp are supported. 
Subsidies are available for entities throughout the Czech Republic, including Prague.
The support rate is up to 50% of the total project costs.

The following are supported: 
- Stand-alone PV projects with one transfer point to the distribution or transmission grid 
- Pooled PV projects that include multiple sub-projects with more than one transfer point to the 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 PV sub-projects. 
- Virtual power plant projects that consist of multiple individual PV plants with more than one transmission point to the DS/PS (or 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 PV plants that make it up
- Support for electricity storage, if any, may only be granted if the storage is part of the investment in the new RES and serves exclusively its needs.

Legal and natural persons who are or will be licensed to operate in the energy sector (electricity generation) may apply for support. 
When submitting an application, it is necessary to have a valid connection contract or a future contract for connection to the transmission or distribution system.

The programme is being prepared for the end of 2023.
 

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.

The programme is being prepared for 1Q 2024
 

Innovation

The Innovation Grant Programme is part of the Operational Programme Enterprise and Innovation for Competitiveness (OP TAK).
It is intended for enterprises of all sizes up to 499 employees. 
The Innovation programme will provide you with new production technologies and machines, software or intellectual property rights to start producing innovative products and products. These must come from your previous research and development or can be acquired in the form of, for example, licences and patents.
You can receive a grant of up to EUR 40 million. CZK 40 per project 
A typical applicant is a manufacturing company operating primarily in the processing industry.

The programme is being prepared for 2024
 

Digital Enterprise - Technology 4.0

The grant programme will focus on supporting technologies and SW solutions including services in the area of Industry 4.0 elements. It will be intended for small and medium-sized enterprises outside the Capital City of Prague.

The programme is being prepared for 4Q 2023.
 
We will also be happy to process your application for subsidies from other institutions that provide subsidy programs.

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