EU Grants

At NM Advisory we also assist our clients to secure grants through national and EU-funded measures alike. The Maltese economy is built on a strong foundation of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), making the country fertile ground when it comes to helping small or family-run operations launch their way into success.

Such resources offer small businesses the opportunity to strategise and move more confidently towards their professional and financial goals.

Whether you want to obtain funding for employee training, e-commerce, diversification, innovation or internationalisation, you can talk to us and find out if you’re eligible for a grant!

EU Funded Schemes

SME Consultancy Services Grant Scheme

Maximum Grant €4,000
Aid intensity 80%

This scheme supports SMEs in seeking external consultancy services to evaluate their operations, processes and systems with the aim of growing the business through investment proposals. Costs covered by this grant scheme include:

  • Re-engineering the organisation and operations; or
  • the development of a Business Plan or a Feasibility Study addressing any of the following:
    • Business development of new ideas
    • Expansion
    • Diversification of activity
    • Diversification of output
    • Fundamental change in the production process
    • Development of new or improved products and processes
    • Investment in new or improved products, processes and systems
    • Innovation (organisation and processes)
    • Internationalisation
    • Entry and expansion into new markets
    • Introduction and integration of e-commerce solutions

e-Commerce Grant Scheme

Maximum Grant €5,000
Aid intensity 50%

This measure supports investment in design, development, implementation and delivery of e-commerce sites, a mobile application or upgrading existing resources to drive sales or bookings. The costs covered by this scheme include:

  • Domain name registration
  • Hosting
  • Content Management System (CMS)
  • E-commerce Website and/or Mobile Application design
  • Shopping Cart integration
  • Other Set-up fees
For more detailed information covering the ins and outs of the e-commerce grant, get in touch with one of our expert advisors!

SME Growth Grant Scheme

Maximum Grant €500,000

This scheme is perfect for SMEs who want to be proactive and respond to market demands. The grant part-finances expenditures related to initial investments, including:

  • Lease of private operational premises
  • Construction/upgrades on private operational premises
  • Purchasing of equipment, machinery and plant
  • Patents and licenses
If you want to find out how your small to medium-sized business can make the most of these grants, just set up an appointment with one of our friendly advisors!

SME Diversification and Innovation Grant Scheme

Maximum Grant €200,000
Aid intensity 50%

This scheme aims to support SMEs in developing more focused strategies through investment in diversification, the implementation of a fundamental change or to bring to significantly improve any products/services already offered by the company. If you have a clear business plan, you can seek assistance across a range of development areas, with the scheme covering costs including:

  • Leasing or rental of privately owned operational premises
  • Construction or upgrade costs
  • Purchasing of equipment, machinery and/or a plant
  • Patents and licensing
  • Wage costs related to the salary of a Change Manager
If you want to find out how your small to medium-sized business can make the most of these grants, just set up an appointment with one of our friendly advisors!

Start-up Investment Grant Scheme

Maximum Grant €300,000
Aid intensity 50%

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. Your start-up could be eligible for a grant covering costs including:

  • Lease/rental of private operational premises
  • Construction/upgrades of private operational premises
  • Purchasing of equipment, machinery and plant
  • Patents and licenses
Want to know more about start-up funding schemes, or how to build the perfect business plan? Get in touch with an advisor today!

SME Internationalisation Grant Scheme

Maximum Grant €10,000
Aid intensity 50%

This grant is ideal for SMEs looking to go international by actively participating in International Business Promotion Fairs held beyond the Maltese Islands. The scheme supports SMEs by covering a portion of the costs necessary to set up and run an exhibition stand, including daily travel costs for up to 2 employees or directors of the Enterprise. Costs covered by this initiative include:

  • Participation fees
  • Rental of the exhibition space or stand
  • Costs related to the construction and set up of stand
  • Travel Costs
  • Daily expenses
  • Design and printing of branding material
  • Shipment of exhibit
If you want to find out how your small to medium-sized business can make the most of these grants, just set up an appointment with one of our friendly advisors!

Investing in Skills Scheme

Investing in Skills promotes the training of people actively involved in the Maltese labour market. The primary aim of this dynamic scheme is to increase overall productivity and enhance employee adaptability while broadening individual knowledge and honing the skills of employees in the scheme. This fantastic grant covers costs including:

  • Training personnel costs
  • Trainer and trainee operating costs
  • Trainees’ costs for the hours used during participation
Find out how you can unlock your business potential through your employees - get in touch with us today!


Get in touch with our expert EU-funds team to find out more about how NM Group can help you gain access to these fantastic grants.

The above mentioned schemes fall under the Business Enhance Initiative, co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund Operational Programme I 2014-2020

Investing in Skills is co-financed by European Social Fund Operational Programme II 2014-2020