Beneficiaries: Associations/NPOs/Consortia, SMEs, Large Enterprise, Micro Enterprise
Sector: Industry, Services/No Profit, Tourism
Financed expenses: Equipment and machinery, Building works and installations, Innovation Research and
and Development, Consulting/Services
Facilitation: Non-repayable contribution, Soft loan
Full description of the call
The call indicates the priorities of intervention in favor of the territories excluded from the areas of crisis not complex,
but characterized by the most consistent values in terms of both employees in the sector and surface area of the
industrial area, operating, to follow, on the territories that present values of these indicators gradually decreasing.
1. Eligible for the facilities provided for in this decree are companies established in the form of
corporations, including cooperatives and consortiums, which, at the date of
presentation of the application for facilities, are in possession of the following requirements:
(a) they must be duly incorporated and registered in the Register of Companies; companies not resident in the
Italian territory must have a legal personality recognized in the State of residence as resulting
a) they must be regularly set up and registered in the Companies’ Register; companies not resident in Italy must have a legal personality recognised in their country of residence as resulting from the same Companies’ Register; moreover, for these subjects, without prejudice to the possession
at the date of presentation of the application for subsidies, of the other requirements provided for, the following must also be demonstrated, under penalty of forfeiture
be demonstrated, under penalty of forfeiture of the benefit, at the date of the request for the first disbursement of the facilitation
the availability of at least one office in the territory of the Campania Region;
b) be in the full and free exercise of their civil rights, not be in voluntary liquidation and not be subject to bankruptcy procedures.
not be subject to bankruptcy procedures;
c) to be in regime of ordinary accounting;
d) not be among the companies that have received and, subsequently, not reimbursed or deposited in a blocked account, the aid identified
d) not be one of the companies that have received and not subsequently reimbursed or deposited in a blocked account aid identified as illegal or incompatible by the European Commission;
e) be in compliance with the provisions in force in the field of building and urban planning regulations, labour
work, accident prevention and environmental protection and be in compliance with the obligations of
with contribution obligations;
f) have returned facilities enjoyed for which a recovery order has been ordered by the Ministry;
g) do not find themselves in conditions such as to be a company in difficulty as identified in the
h) exclusively for regional aid, not be among those who in the two previous years have closed the same or similar
previous two years have closed the same or similar activity in the European Economic Area or that
(h) exclusively for regional aid, not be among those who in the previous two years have closed the same or similar activity in the European Economic Area or who have concrete plans to cease activity within two years of the completion of the
proposed program in the area concerned.
2. Enterprises eligible for the facilities shall be classified as small, medium or large in size
on the basis of the criteria indicated in Annex 1 to the GBER regulation in the decree of the Ministry of
productive activities April 18, 2005.
Types of eligible programs
1. Are eligible for the facilities provided by this notice, investment programs
are eligible for the facilities provided by this notice, investment programs for production and investment programs for environmental protection. To complete the aforesaid
investment programs are also eligible, for an amount not exceeding 20 percent of the total eligible investments, projects for the
percent of the total eligible investments, projects for organizational innovation are also eligible.
2. The productive investment programmes are eligible for subsidies in accordance with the prohibitions and limitations
and limitations, and must be directed for large enterprises, to:
a) the realization of new productive units through the adoption of technical, organizational
a) the realization of new productive units through the adoption of technical, organizational and/or productive innovative solutions with respect to the reference market;
b) the enlargement and/or the requalification of existing production units through diversification of
production in new additional products or fundamental change in the production process
c) the construction of new production units or the expansion of existing production units that
d) the acquisition of assets of an establishment;
3. Investment programs for environmental protection are eligible for subsidies, in
accordance with the prohibitions and limitations established by the GBER Regulation for aid for environmental protection
environment, and must be directed at:
(a) raise the level of environmental protection resulting from the activities of the enterprise, in accordance with and under the
b) Allow for early adaptation to new EU standards that increase the level of environmental protection and are not yet in force.
of environmental protection and are not yet in force;
(c) achieve greater energy efficiency;
(d) promote high-efficiency cogeneration;
(e) promoting energy production from renewable sources;
(f) the remediation of contaminated sites;
(g) recycling and reuse of waste. 4. Organizational innovation projects are eligible for benefits in accordance with
the prohibitions and limitations. In particular, for large enterprises such projects are
eligible only if they are carried out through effective collaboration with SMEs and if the SMEs involved
bear at least 30 % of the total eligible project costs.
5. The investment programs referred to in paragraph 1 must concern the following economic activities:
(a) mining of minerals from quarries and mines, excluding non-competitive coal mines;
b) Manufacturing activities;
c) energy production, limited to investment programs for environmental protection;
d) business services activities;
e) tourism activities, understood as activities aimed at developing the tourism offer through the strengthening and improvement of the quality of the tourist offer.
enhancement and improvement of the quality of accommodation. 6. Each application for assistance must be related to a single investment program.
The same program cannot be subdivided into several applications for subsidies. 7. In order to be eligible for facilitations, the programs and projects must
(a) concern production units located in one of the areas indicated. In particular, each program
In particular, each investment program must be sufficient on its own to achieve the objectives and concern
a single productive unit, with the exception of projects for the innovation of the organization that,
if presented in joint form, may concern more production units;
b) provide for total eligible expenses of not less than € 1,500,000.00
(one million five hundred thousand) and
not higher than the notification thresholds corresponding to the investment program presented in relation
in relation to the applicable aid scheme ;
c) be started after the submission of the application for subsidies. To this end, for
start-up date means the date of commencement of construction work related to the investment or the
source: http://burc.regione.campania.it date of the first legally binding commitment to order
equipment or of any other commitment that makes the investment irreversible, whichever
condition occurs first. The purchase of land and preparatory work such as applying for permits
or conducting feasibility studies are not considered start-up. In the case of acquisitions
In the case of acquisitions, this means the moment of acquisition of the assets directly related to the acquired establishment.
d) be completed within 36 months from the date of the decree granting the subsidies, under penalty of the
d) be completed within 36 months from the date of the decree granting the subsidies, under penalty of revocation of the subsidies granted, without prejudice to the possibility of granting an extension of not more than
more than 6 months, on the basis of a justified request by the beneficiary company within the date of
of completion indicated in the contract of contribution on account of plants, and in the contract of financing
subsidised loan contract. The competent office, having assessed the request, communicates its acceptance or rejection.
of the same. Requests for extensions received after the terms indicated above will be rejected; the date of
The date of completion of the program coincides with that relating to the last eligible title of expenditure or with the
with the completion of the activities foreseen for the projects for the innovation of the organization and
must be communicated by the beneficiary to the competent office within 30 days of the date
e) provide for an employment program to be implemented within 12 months from the date of completion,
as communicated, characterized by an increase in employees. 8. The increase in employees is given by the increase expressed in ULA of the number of employees of the
The increase in employees is given by the increase expressed in AWU of the number of employees of the production unit subject to the facilities compared to the average number of employees, always expressed in
The increase in employees is given by the increase expressed in AWU of the number of employees of the production unit subject to the facilities compared to the average number of employees, also expressed in AWU, of the semester prior to the date of submission of the application.
9. For the purposes of implementing the employment program, the beneficiaries undertake,
within the scope of the respective needs of employees, to proceed, after verification of the existence of professional
professional requirements, priority hiring of workers residing in the area of reference that are unemployed as a result of
who are unemployed as a result of collective redundancy procedures.
Type of eligible expenses
With reference to the productive investment programs are eligible expenses related to the purchase
and the realization of fixed assets, as well as the acquisition of assets of an establishment, in the measure
necessary to the purposes of the program, incurred by the company as of the date of
presentation of the application. These expenses concern:
(a) company land and its arrangements;
b) masonry and assimilated works and specific company infrastructures;
c) machinery, plants and various equipment
d) computer programs and services for information and communication technologies (ICT)
commensurate with the company’s production and management needs;
e) intangible fixed assets.
2. With reference to the expenses, the following limits, prohibitions and conditions apply:
(a) the expenses related to the purchase of business land, are allowed within the limit of 10%
of the total eligible investment; source: http://burc.regione.campania.it
b) the expenses related to masonry and assimilated works, are admitted within the following limits:
i. for investment programs having as their object the carrying out of tourist activities, are
construction and purchase costs of the property, including any restructuring costs, are eligible, up to a maximum of 70% of the investment cost.
i. For investment programs aimed at carrying out tourism activities, the construction and purchase costs of the building are eligible, including any restructuring costs, up to a maximum of 70% of the total eligible investment;
ii. for investment programmes concerning other economic activities, the following are eligible for aid
the costs of construction and purchase of the property, including any restructuring costs,
up to a maximum of 40% of the overall eligible investment.
C) the amount relating to all expenses, is eligible for aid within the limit of 50% of the investment
total eligible investment and in any case cannot alone constitute an organic and functional program.
functional. For the purposes of eligibility, the expenditure must be supported by an appropriate sworn report,
issued by a qualified technician with specific and highly professional skills,
duly documented, in the field of reference of the expenditure; the report must contain
all the information necessary to assess the fairness of the price.
3. Only for SMEs are also eligible expenses related to consultancy connected to the program
of productive investment, including those inherent to the services for the technologies of the information and the communication
and communication technology (ICT) services. Such expenditure shall be eligible up to a maximum of 5 % of the total eligible amount of the
total eligible amount of the investment program
investment program, it being understood that the relative maximum intensity of the aid is equal to 50% in gross grant equivalent (GGE).
gross grant equivalent (GGE).
4. Expenditures related to assets acquired under the leasing system are not eligible,
5. In relation to investment programs for environmental protection, the following are considered eligible for aid
6. In relation to projects for the innovation of the organization, are eligible for facilitations
of this notice are eligible for aid expenditure and costs relating to:
(a) dependent personnel limited to technicians, researchers and other auxiliary personnel, to the extent
in which they are employed in the activities of the project;
b) newly manufactured instruments and equipment, to the extent and for the period in which they are used for the project
for the project;
(c) contract research, such as knowledge and patents as well as consulting and other services
used exclusively for project activity;
(d) materials used to carry out the project.
7. The beneficiary company is obliged to maintain the assets facilitated in the area of reference in which the
The beneficiary company is obliged to maintain the subsidised goods in the reference area in which the productive unit in which the subsidised programme is carried out is located for at least 5 years, or rather
at least 5 years, or
3 years in the case of SMEs, from the date of completion of the program.
8. For the purposes of eligibility, the assets relating to productive investment and / or environmental protection must
9. The goods covered by the investment programs must be paid exclusively through a bank account dedicated, even not exclusively, to the implementation of the program.
bank account dedicated, even if not exclusively, to the realization of the investment program.
10. All other expenses:
a) for the purchase of goods owned by one or more partners of the company requesting the facilitations or, in the
a) for the purchase of goods owned by one or more partners of the company applying for the subsidies or, in the case of partners who are physical persons, of their spouses or relatives or relatives-in-law of the partners within the third
degree, are admissible in proportion to the shareholdings of the other partners in the company itself
the other partners; the detection of the existence of the aforesaid conditions, with reference to both the
the existence of the aforesaid conditions, with reference both to that of partner and to that of owner, which determine the partialization of the expense, must be carried out starting from
starting from the 24 months preceding the date of submission of the application for subsidies;
b) relating to the purchase and sale between two companies are not eligible if, starting from the 24 months
previous to the date of presentation of the application for facilitations, the same enterprises have found themselves in the
in the conditions or have been both participated, even cumulatively, for at least 25%, by the same
25%, by the same other subjects; this last participation is relevant, obviously, also if determined indirectly.
indirectly. To this end, the company transmits a specific declaration by the legal representative of the beneficiary or one of its
of the beneficiary or of a special attorney.
11. Expenditure relating to investments in the mere replacement of plant, machinery and equipment, expenses relating to the following are not eligible for aid
11. Expenditure relating to investments in the mere replacement of plant, machinery and equipment, expenditure made, in whole or in part, through the so-called
“turnkey contract”, expenses relating to internal orders, expenses relating to machinery, plant and equipment used, except as indicated above,
plant and equipment used, except as indicated in relation to the acquisition of a factory,
operating expenses, notary fees and expenses relating to stocks, taxes, duties.
12. For the purposes of assessing eligibility, the expenses must be in the application
analytically described and quantified in their amount. The following expenses are not eligible
the purchase of vehicles, with the exception of those specifically equipped for the performance of the
activities referred to in the business plan.
13. Only expenses, net of VAT and any social security and welfare charges, are eligible,
incurred from the date of sending the application online, for an amount not less than euro
500.00 (five hundred). VAT actually and definitively incurred by the beneficiary is an eligible expense only if it is not
eligible expenditure only if it is not recoverable by the same.
Amount and form of the subsidy
The financial endowment is equal to € 15,000,000.00.
The non-repayable loan cannot exceed 25% of the eligible investment.
eligible investment. The amount of the contribution depends on the size of the company, as well as on the
The amount of the contribution depends on the size of the company, as well as the type of investment program submitted, according to the GBER Regulation.
The subsidised financing that can be granted is equal to 50% of the eligible investment; it has a maximum duration of
maximum of 10 years in addition to a pre-amortization period of a maximum of 3 years,
commensurate with the duration of the program. The subsidized financing rate is equal to 20% of the reference rate in force at the date of the program.
of the reference rate in force on the date the subsidies are granted, without prejudice to compliance with
the minimum limit of 0.50% per annum of the interest rate.
The beneficiary company must guarantee the financial coverage of the investment program by
by making a financial contribution, through its own resources or through financing
external financing, in a form free of any type of public support, equal to at least 25% of the total eligible expenditure
and is required to maintain the assets facilitated in the crisis area in which the company is located.
crisis area in which is located the productive unit in which the facilitated program is realized for at least
5 years, or 3 years in the case of SMEs, from the date of completion of the program.