Women in Energy

If you are not sure which component suits your company best here is a quick overview for guidance.
 Women entrepreneurs providing energy services in Kosovo
You are an entrepreneur active in the field of energy services (e.g. auditing, system design, etc.) and you require equipment for assessing the energy performance of buildings, machinery, etc., you can apply under any of the three components. SMART: If the required investment is above €10,000, if you have been in business for 2 years or more and if you have 5 employees or more.

ADVANCED: if you have been in business for 2 years or more and you require investment up to €10,000.

SIMPLE: if you have been in business for less than 2 years or you are just starting out and you have fewer than 5 employees.

 

Women entrepreneurs offering any kind of product or service in Kosovo (note exclusions)

Current Status of your company WEE Component with the best fit
Your company was established less than 2 years ago? SIMPLE

 

You just started your business (i.e. start-up company, either as an individual entrepreneur or as a company with fewer than 5 employees)? SIMPLE

If you are a startup company and your business has not been registered yet, please note that the business must be registered by the time you submit your application. Also, you should be able to demonstrate experience in your chosen field of business activity.

Your company was established at least 2 years ago (as verified by your company registration document)? ADVANCED or SMART

 

You have 5 employees or more? ADVANCED or SMART

Note: to apply for SMART, you must have 5 employees or more. If you have fewer employees or if you only had 5 or more employees for less than six months, please choose ADVANCED.

Your company was established at least 2 years ago and you have less than 5 employees ADVANCED
Your company was established at least 2 years ago, you have at least 5 employees and you need to invest more than €10,000 to improve the energy efficiency of your building or in an upgrade of energy consuming equipment used in your work, or you wish to invest in renewable energy solutions? SMART

Please note that your sales history, your sales forecasts, and past financial performance have to substantiate that your company can sustain an investment of more than €10,000.

Your company was established at least 2 years ago, you have between 0 and 249 employees and you need to invest less than €10,000 to improve the energy efficiency of your building or in an upgrade of energy consuming equipment used in your work, or you wish to invest in renewable energy solutions? ADVANCED

Please note that your sales history, your sales forecasts, and past financial performance have to substantiate that your company can sustain an investment of up to €10,000.

You are an individual entrepreneur that has been active (registered as an individual entrepreneur) for at least two years and need to invest less than €10,000 to improve the energy efficiency of your building or in an upgrade of energy consuming equipment used in your work, or you wish to invest in renewable energy solutions? ADVANCED

Please note that your sales history, your sales forecasts, and past financial performance have to substantiate that your company can sustain an investment of up to €10,000.

You are a registered individual entrepreneur? ADVANCED, if you registered your business at least 2 years ago.

SIMPLE, if you registered your business less than 2 years ago or if you plan to register your business before submitting your grant application.

What can be covered by the grant supported investment? Check this list:

 

Any equipment that consumes energy (from sewing machines to large production equipment)

 

Energy efficiency measures that reduce the energy consumption of your building, e.g. insulation, lighting HVAC, etc.

 

Renewable energy equipment (e.g. solar PV, solar water heaters, etc.)

 

Can the grant cover investment in equipment that does not consume energy, in working capital, etc.? Unfortunately not
Does the business or company have to be registered in Kosovo? Yes
Exclusions:

 

The following businesses are excluded from the WEE grant support program:

 

1.  The business and/or the investment project planned doesn’t involve any activity which is in conflict with:

•    MCC cost principles

•    Threshold agreement restrictions on the use of program funds, outlined in the program agreement (2.4 of the Threshold agreement)

i.       for assistance to, or training of, the military, police, militia, national guard or other quasi-military organization or unit;

ii.     for any activity that is likely to cause a substantial loss of United States jobs or a substantial displacement of United States production;

iii.    to undertake, fund or otherwise support any activity that is likely to cause a significant environmental, health or safety hazard, as further described in the “MCC Environmental Guidelines” posted at MCC Website or otherwise made available by MCC to the Government (“MCC Environmental Guidelines”) (to the extent applicable to the Threshold Program and as may be further instructed by MCC from time to time); or

iv.    to pay for the performance of abortions as a method of family planning or to motivate or coerce any person to practice abortions, to pay for the performance of involuntary sterilizations as a method of family planning or to coerce or provide any financial incentive to any person to undergo sterilizations or to pay for any biomedical research which relates, in whole or in part, to methods of, or the performance of, abortions or involuntary sterilization as a means of family planning.

 

 

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