Over more than a year of the government grant program eRobota, the state has invested UAH 4.7 billion in the development of small and medium-sized businesses. This was announced by Yuliia Svyrydenko, First Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine and Minister of Economy.
"The government's eRobota grant program aimed at supporting small and medium-sized businesses has been operating for over a year now, and during this time 7,000 entrepreneurs have received grants to start or expand their businesses. In total, the state has invested UAH 4.7 billion in entrepreneurship development through grants. These are investments not only in business revitalization - new companies have been opened, existing ones have increased production volumes and are mastering other areas - but also more than 20,000 new jobs for Ukrainians in these companies," said Yuliia Svyrydenko.
In total, since the launch of the eRobota project in July 2022:
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 programs. The grant funds are returned to the state in the form of taxes and fees paid in the course of the enterprise's activities for three years.
To recap, the eRobota project was launched by the Government in July 2022 to support businesses and stimulate job creation. It includes several grant programs. In particular, these are microgrants programs for starting or developing an own business, grants for the creation and development of processing enterprises, planting a garden and viticulture, and greenhouse farming.