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Flanders offers government grants for large transformation investments

If your company or corporate group will make a large commercial investment or training effort in Flanders, you might be able to receive support from the government if your project fits into the framework of a strategic transformation project.

What are the conditions?

The transformation project must make a significant contribution to strengthening Flanders’ economic fabric. This may include:

  • investments in strategic clusters and main plants in Flanders;
  • supporting the international growth of innovation-oriented SMEs in Flanders;
  • supporting transformational investments that lead to the sustainable anchoring of significant employment in Flanders.

A transformation review will determine whether the project meets the support requirements.

Who is eligible?

Both individual enterprises and groups of cooperating enterprises can submit an application, provided that they carry out an acceptable main activity. Company size, location and whether the company is investing in training or goods are other eligibility criteria for an individual enterprise’s project.

Type of investment Company size Location in Flanders
Investments in training

SMEs

Large enterprises

Companies in the entire Flanders region are eligible.

Companies in the entire Flanders region are eligible.

Investments in goods

SMEs

Large enterprises

Companies in the entire Flanders region are eligible.

Only companies in a regional support zone are eligible.

What are the grant amounts?

The financial support will be split up into basic funding (for the transformation project) and bonus funding (for the creation of additional jobs):

  • Basic funding amounts to 8% for investments and 20% for training. The support will be capped at a maximum of EUR 1 million per enterprise.
  • Bonus funding amounts to a maximum of 25% of the basic funding (and hence a total of max. 10% of investment and 25% of training grants). The more hires, the higher the bonus.

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