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High on ideas, but low on funds?

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We can help!

Looking to start up a company? Or perhaps you already have an established business and are looking at new investments? Maybe you have a great idea that could have an impact on the market? 

There’s just one problem. The only way you can see your idea coming to life is by financing this project from your own funds, or with some assistance from a bank, right? Wrong.

There is a multitude of funding programmes whose sole aim is to financially support your project and make it happen. This support may be a tax credit, or a cash grant given to you following project completion. Some funding bodies even provide access to grants in advance. 

This means you can save your own capital for your operation, and use government and EU grants to start up your project!

benefits of funding

plan ahead

Our team will help you develp a business plan to keep you on track.

get started

Your dream project is no longer a fantasy! We’ll handle the application while you plan.

Increased resources

With added funds, you can onboard the resources needed to move forward.

Peace of mind

Our team will support you through the application process, and beyond.

what's the catch?

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We know the funding process can be overwhelming.

These schemes may be difficult and time-consuming to keep up with. You may find yourself frustrated by the lengthy application process, or perhaps you just don’t know which programmes and schemes are the most relevant to you and your needs.

This is where NM’s Advisory team comes in. We have the right skills and experience to understand your goals and help you identify and apply for the most appropriate programmes. From  self-employed to start-ups to well-established companies, we have already helped many clients in obtaining funding from both local and EU schemes.

Try out our Funding Quiz to find out which opportunities are most suitable for you!

How It Works

1.

Take the quiz

All you have to do is take the quiz to find out which funding schemes you’re likely to be eligible for.

3.

Begin the Application process

Now that we know what your funding goals are, we can start the application process and fast track your way to your dream project! 

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NM Funding Eligibility Quiz
With so many funding opportunities out there it's tricky to know exactly which ones your business may be eligible for. That's why we've created this quick quiz to match your business to funding opportunities based on eligibility and availability!
Innovation: the use of new ideas, products or methods where they have not been used before."
Innovation: the use of new ideas, products or methods where they have not been used before."
Innovation: the use of new ideas, products or methods where they have not been used before."
You may be eligible for more schemes / funds if yes

Funds you could tap into...

B-Start

Receive up to €200,000 for your startup project. Click here to learn more!

SME Consultancy Services Grant

Receive up to €4,000 (80% of eligible costs) for a business plan, feasibility study, or organisation & operations review. Click here to learn more!

FUSION

Receive up to €300,000 (75% of eligible costs) for an innovative idea or project. Click here to learn more!

e-Commerce Grant

Receive up to €5,000 (50% of eligible costs) for an e-commerce website and/or mobile app. Click here to learn more!

Startup Investment Grant

Receive up to €300,000 (50% of eligible costs) for your startup project. Click here to learn more!

SME Growth Grant

Receive up to €500,000 (20-30% of eligible costs, depending on business size) for growth strategy projects. Click here to learn more!

Business Development

Receive up to €200,000 for the operational expenditure you invest in your project. Click here to learn more!

Investment Aid

Receive funding (10-30% of eligible costs, depending on business size) for the capital expenditure you invest in your project

Startup Finance

Receive repayable funding of up to €400,000 for your startup project (€800,000 if innovative). Click here to learn more!

Micro Invest

Get 45% tax credit of investment costs (max. funding €50,000). Click here to learn more!

Access to Finance

  Get a bank guarantee (max. of €11 million) that covers up to 80% of loan

Research & Development

Receive up to €20 million (25-70% of eligible costs, depending on business size and activity type) for an innovative idea or project. Click here to learn more!

International Trade Promotion Incentive Scheme

Receive up to €30,000 (40-50% of eligible costs, depending on business size) for an internationalisation activity. Click here to learn more!

Investing In Skills

Receive a cash grant (50-70% of eligible costs, depending on business size) for external training for your employees. Click here to learn more!

Access to Employment

  Receive a cash grant for hiring disadvantaged personnel (50% of eligible costs, but 75% if hiring disabled personnel)

ReStart

  If you had to close your business due to Covid, you may receive up to €10,000 to help you restart it

Change to Grow

  If the pandemic negatively affected your business, you may receive up to €10,000 (75% of eligible costs) to help you restructure operations

SME Diversification & Innovation Grant Scheme

Receive up to €200,000 (50% of eligible costs) for diversifying and/or modernising your business. Click here to learn more!

For more information, please set up a free consultation with our funding team in order to confirm eligibility and apply for funding!

Start ups

Managing Authority:
Business Enhance (ERDF),
Measures & Support Division

Scope: supporting the development of a: business plan; feasibility study; organisation & operations review; process & systems review

Maximum aid: €4,000 at an aid intensity of 80% of eligible costs

Assistance type: cash grant in arrears

Scope:

This scheme helps start-ups to part-finance their initial productive investment in tangible and intangible assets (backed up with a solid business plan) to put their growth strategies into practice.

Maximum aid: €300,000 at an aid intensity of 50% of eligible costs

Assistance type: cash grant in arrears

Scope: This measure supports investment in the design, development, implementation and delivery of e-commerce sites, a mobile application or upgrading existing resources to drive sales or bookings.

Maximum aid: €5,000 at an aid intensity of 50% of eligible costs

Assistance type: cash grant in arrears

Managing Authority:
Malta Enterprise

Scope: offers seed and growth funding for small start-ups.

Start-up undertakings that are still in their early development phase may receive an initial grant of up to ten thousand euro (€10,000) to help them develop their business proposal. Start-ups that present a viable business plan may receive additional support linked to full time employment which may reach up to twenty thousand euro (€20,000) per quarter. 

Scheme duration: available through an open rolling call until 31st December 2023

Maximum aid: €200,000 at 100% aid intensity

Assistance type: periodic cash grant

Scope: to support small start-up undertakings that demonstrate a viable business concept and that exhibit commitment to expand and further develop their economic activity

Scheme duration: available through an open rolling call until 31st December 2022

Maximum aid: €400,000, which may be increased to up to €800,000 if start-up is innovative

Assistance type: repayable cash advance

Scope: to encourage undertakings to invest in their business, so as to innovate, expand and develop their operations

Scheme duration: open rolling call, expires 31st December 2023

Maximum aid: €50,000 over a period of 3 consecutive fiscal years; increases to €70,000 if undertaking operates from Gozo, is a registered family business, or has more than 50% female ownership

Assistance type: tax credit

Managing Authority:
Jobsplus

Scope: To promote the training of persons actively participating in the Maltese labour market

Scheme duration: expires 30th June 2023

Costs covered:

Trainers’ costs: €25.85 per trainee per hour

Wage costs: €5.20 per trainee per hour

Assistance type: cash grant in arrears

Undertaking Size

Aid Intensity

Small

70%

Medium

60%

Large

50%

Managing Authority:
TradeMalta

Scope: supporting businesses that want to internationalise or are already exporting, and wish to promote a product or service in a new or existing international market.

Scheme duration: open rolling call, expires 31st December 2023

Maximum aid: €30,000 per calendar year at an aid intensity of 50% if SME, or 40% if large undertaking

Assistance type: cash grant in arrears



Growth Projects

Managing Authority:
Business Enhance (ERDF),
Measures & Support Division

Scope: supporting the development of a: business plan; feasibility study; organisation & operations review; process & systems review

Maximum aid: €4,000 at an aid intensity of 80% of eligible costs

Assistance type: cash grant in arrears

This scheme assists SMEs by providing support to part-finance investments towards the implementation of their growth strategies related to the extension of the capacity of an existing establishment, or the setting up of a new establishment.

The investment should result in the growth of the Undertaking, and an increase in the number of employees (full-time equivalent) employed by the Undertaking.

Maximum aid: €500,000 at an aid intensity of 30% of eligible expenditure for micro/small enterprises & 20% for medium enterprises

Assistance type: cash grant in arrears

Scope: This measure supports investment in the design, development, implementation and delivery of e-commerce sites, a mobile application or upgrading existing resources to drive sales or bookings.

Maximum aid: €5,000 at an aid intensity of 50% of eligible costs

Assistance type: cash grant in arrears

Scope: This scheme aims to support SMEs in investment in tangible and intangible assets, resulting in, amongst others, the diversification of the output of an existing establishment into products/services not previously produced by the establishment; the implementation of a fundamental change in the overall production process;  and the development of significantly improved products/services, backed up by a solid business plan.

Maximum aid: €200,000 at an aid intensity of 50% of eligible costs

Assistance type: Cash grant in arrears

Managing Authority:
Malta Enterprise

Scope: Facilitates value-added projects, including new business initiatives, expansions and transformation activities that will contribute to Malta’s regional development. The scheme may support various activities such as the initial development phase of undertakings establishing an operational base in Malta, expansion projects, consolidation of activities and the reengineering of business processes. Supported initiatives should lead to new opportunities, additional employment, increased competitiveness or widening market reach.

Scheme duration: available through an open rolling call until 31st December 2023

Maximum aid: €200,000. Aid Intensity is at funding authority’s discretion

Assistance type: Tax credit or cash grant in arrears

Scope: to encourage undertakings to invest in their business, so as to innovate, expand and develop their operations

Scheme duration: open rolling call, expires 31st December 2023

Maximum aid: €50,000 over a period of 3 consecutive fiscal years; increases to €70,000 if undertaking operates from Gozo, is a registered family business, or has more than 50% female ownership

Assistance type: tax credit

Managing Authority:
Jobsplus

Scope: To promote the training of persons actively participating in the Maltese labour market

Scheme duration: expires 30th June 2023

Costs covered:

Trainers’ costs: €25.85 per trainee per hour

Wage costs: €5.20 per trainee per hour

Assistance type: cash grant in arrears

Undertaking Size

Aid Intensity

Small

70%

Medium

60%

Large

50%

Managing Authority:
TradeMalta

Scope: supporting businesses that want to internationalise or are already exporting, and wish to promote a product or service in a new or existing international market.

Scheme duration: open rolling call, expires 31st December 2023

Maximum aid: €30,000 per calendar year at an aid intensity of 50% if SME, or 40% if large undertaking

Assistance type: cash grant in arrears



Research & Innovation Projects

Managing Authority:
Malta Enterprise

Scope: assisting industrial research and experimental development required by industry for the acquisition of knowledge leading to the development of innovative productions and solutions

Scheme duration: open rolling call, expires 31st December 2023

Maximum aid: €20 million if industrial research; €15 million if experimental development

Undertaking Size

R&I Type

Aid Intensity

Small

Experimental development

45%

Small

Industrial research

70%

Medium

Experimental development

35%

Medium

Industrial research

60%

Large

Experimental development

25%

Large

Industrial research

50%

 

Extra 15% if effective collaboration is present

Assistance type: tax credit / cash grant in arrears

Scope: to support businesses carrying out feasibility studies that will enable them to make more knowledgeable decisions in the development of an intended R&D project

Scheme duration: open rolling call, expires 31st December 2023

Maximum aid: €50,000

Undertaking Size

Aid Intensity

Small

70%

Medium

60%

Large

50%

 

Assistance type: cash grant in arrears

Managing Authority:
MCST

Scope: to raise the level and profile of locally funded research, ingrain R&I at the heart of the Maltese economy, spur knowledge-driven and value-added growth, sustain improvements in quality of life

Scheme duration: periodic calls: 2 calls annually that close later that same year

Maximum aid: €300,000 at intensity of 75%

Assistance type: vouchers & advance cash grant

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December

12th December – Submission of Audited Financial         Statements (MFSA)

15th December – Micro Invest Scheme Late Submission & Submission of VAT Reports 

21st December – Submission of N.I./Provisional Tax 

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