25th September 2018, Prizren, Kosovo
On 25. September. 2018, Socio – Project has organized Contract signing ceremony with beneficiaries of Grant Scheme” Strengthening of capacities of Start Up and Micro Enterprises in partner municipalities”.
This initiative has started in April 2018 by organizing information sessions in partner Municipalities.During these sessions Project has attracted interest of 272 persons.
Furthermore, after initial selection, 61 persons have participated in the trainings, securing the right to apply with their ideas in the Grant Scheme.
As the result of successful application, 41 candidates have been selected.
At the ceremony held in hotel “CENTRUM” in Prizren, 41 contracts have been signed with the grant beneficiaries.
Beneficiaries of this Grant Scheme are:15 Start Up businesses and 26 existing micro-enterprises, which are represented by 21 male and 20 females, out of which, 33 from majority and 8 from minority communities.
Through this initiative, the Project will support entrepreneurs in achieving their new ideas and further develop their existing businesses. Beneficiaries of this Grant Scheme are from different sectors such as: carpentry, IT and programming, dry cleaning, hairdressing, dentistry, physio-therapy, veterinary, tailoring, courses for children, shoemaker, plumber, etc.
In the ceremony participated representatives of partner municipalities, organizations that support entrepreneurship, grant beneficiaries, donor organization representatives and media representatives.
The Grant amount under this Scheme is 103,445.05 Euro through which the Project will provide equipment, goods and materials for beneficiaries.