The overall Objective of the Exporter Development Grants Scheme (hereinafter EDG) is the creation of shared resource centres for SMEs (logistic centers, transportation facilities, marketing services, production hubs etc.) to empower existing small and medium sized companies through leveraging their growth potential to scale-up production, trading and exporting capacity.
This competition is open to every sector where high export potential exists, with priority given to agriculture, food processing and textile.
The total fund of EDG is 1,800,000 USD.
Any grant requested under EDG must fall between the following minimum and maximum amount of total eligible costs:
This grant provides funding for up to 70% of the total eligible Project costs.
In order to be eligible for a grant, the applicant(individual organization or group of organizations represented by the Coordinator) must:
i. be a legal entity with at least two years of state registration;
ii. be for-profit-making;
iii. be established in the Republic of Armenia;
iv. be directly responsible for the preparation, implementation and management of the Project, not acting as an intermediary.
v. be able to co-finance the given Grant Project
In case of Consortium of organizations all the criteria apply for the lead applicant but only criteria “ii” and “iii” apply to Consortium members.
The ensure publicity and wider outreach on EDG objectives, application and evaluation procedures and other relevant topics a series of information meetings will be organized with the following schedule:
For additional information, registration for information meetings, as well as for receipt of EDG Implementation Manualapply to “Investment Support Center” Fund: tel. 012 541648, 012 563714, 093 878790, URL:www.smednc.am,www.isc.am,email:email@example.com