Over the year of the Government's eRobota grant programme, the state has invested UAH 4 billion in business development. This was announced by the First Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine, Minister of Economy Yuliia Svyrydenko.
"On July 1, last year, the Government launched the eRobota grant programmes to support businesses in this difficult time, to help them recover and develop. Over 5,600 entrepreneurs have already received grants under these programmes over the past year. In total, the Government has invested UAH 4 billion to boost the business sector. The grants have enabled Ukrainians to start their own businesses, and existing businesses have opened new areas of activity, expanded their scope of operations, and increased production of goods and services. Thousands of Ukrainians have been employed by these companies thanks to the new jobs created," said Yuliia Svyrydenko.
In total, since the launch of the eRobota project in July 2022:
5,061 microgrants worth UAH 1.2 billion have been issued under the Own Business programme
for the development of processing enterprises - 455 grants to the tune of UAH 2.4 billion;
for horticulture and greenhouse development - 88 grants to the tune of UAH 325 million.
Both existing entrepreneurs and people with no business experience can apply for a grant. Applications are submitted through the Diia portal along with a business plan. A prerequisite for receiving a grant is the creation of new jobs - from 1-2 in the case of a microgrant to several dozen in the case of grants under other programmes. The grant funds are returned to the state in the form of taxes and fees paid in the course of the company's operations over three years.
The eRobota project was launched by the Government in July 2022 to support businesses and stimulate job creation. It includes several grant programmes. These include microgrants for starting or developing a business, grants for the creation and development of processing enterprises, and grants for planting a garden, development of viticulture and greenhouse facilities.