Launched a 2023 project call for business start-up and development in Rezekne municipality



The municipality of Rezekne launches a project competition “support for the creation and development of companies in Rezekne municipality”. Time of submission of project applications: from 18 May to 19 June 2023 pl .16 .30, to be submitted in the mailbox of the central administration of the municipality of Rezekne at the entrance, in Rēzekne, in the alley OF release 95A, LV-4601, or sent by post to the above address, or sent to the e-mail Total available funding: EUR 100 000.00.

The maximum amount of the municipality's financing (Granta) for one project – 5000.00 EURO, for cooperative societies 10 000.00 EURO.

In addition to funding, an environmental availability of EUR 2000.00 can be obtained.

The co-financing of the project applicant shall not be less than 10% of the total amount applied for in the project.


The aim of the competition is to inspire active action and to support initiatives that are in line with the basic principles of sustainable business, ensure the creation of new jobs, innovative, increased value-added products and services that contribute to the development or diversification of new or existing economic activities.

Applicants for aid:

Natural and legal persons who:

  • intends to carry out economic activities,
  • commenced an economic activity but no financial year has been entered into and whose net turnover does not exceed EUR 15 000,00 over the last six months,
  • carry out economic activities and whose net turnover in the previous year is not more than EUR 30 000,00,
  • The financing is not granted to persons with a tax debt exceeding 150,00 EURO at the time of the submission of the project application,
  • The aid is not provided to applicants who have received the financing of the municipality of Rezekne in the contest of the 2021 and 2022 projects “aid for the creation and development of companies in the municipality of Rezekne”.
  • One applicant may submit only one project application.

Eligible costs:

  • The purchase of equipment, equipment (the costs of supply and installation may be included in the price) by which the product will be produced, processed, sorted, built, moved (except for the vehicles referred to in point 3.13.1 of the Regulation), prepared for storage, packaged, stored or a service will be provided;
  • the acquisition of a manufacturing or service process requires the purchase of specific computer software;
  • purchase of office machinery where the costs do not exceed 10% of the total amount of the project, except where the computer hardware is necessary to ensure the production or service delivery process;
  • building materials for the establishment and/or repair of manufacturing or service facilities,
  • VAT if the aid applicant is not registered in the register of TAXABLE persons.

Non-assisted sectors:

  • international transport,
  • the provision of gambling services,
  • retail trade, with the exception of the establishment of specialised trading venues for the disposal of domestic products;
  • wholesale trade,
  • manufacture or sale of alcohol and tobacco products (excluding small alcoholic beverages),
  • financial intermediation services,
  • manufacture or sale of firearms and ammunition (excluding weapons of activity for entertainment - arc, arbalate, etc.),
  • Aid is not granted to sectors and activities (see Annex 1 to the Regulation referred to in Article 1(1) of Regulation (EU) No 1407/2013 of the European Commission of 18 December 2013 on the application of Articles 107 and 108 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union to de minimis aid (hereinafter referred to as Commission Regulation No 1407/2013). Where the aid applicant also operates in the sectors referred to in Article 1(1)(a), (b) and (c) of Commission Regulation No 1407/2013, it shall, in accordance with Article 1(2) of Commission Regulation No 1407/2013, ensure that the activities of these sectors or costs are separated from those granted de minimis aid, ensuring that the activities in those sectors or the activities concerned do not benefit from the aid granted. *

*explanation: the primary production of agricultural products is not supported, including the agricultural activities necessary for the preparation of the animal or plant product for the first sale. In turn, the processing of agricultural products resulting in the production of other products for heating, smoking, preserving, maturing, drying, picking, extraction, extrusion or several of these processes as a result of a substantial change in the original nature of the product is the processing of products which must be supported in the project.

The fisheries and aquaculture sector is also not supported and activities related to exports to third countries or Member States.

More information on the draft competition rules.

Consultations may be obtained by telephone, e-mail, or personal visit time and place of business development specialists.

Liana Speech: Tel. 25740422, e-mail: 

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