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Jul 13, 2023Blog

Hands-on small-scale support for vulnerable entrepreneurs


Are you working on a project focusing on vulnerable entrepreneurs and supporting them in achieving suistianability? 

ACCTING is funding 10 innovative projects on specific topics that have high potential to reduce or prevent inequalities and negative impacts related to the Green Deal on poorer, marginalised and vulnerable groups. Up to €32,000 per pilot will be awarded – subject to costs motivation from applying parties – for projects which should last up to 12 months. The call for organisations to implement these projects is open until 8. September 2023.  

The pilot action, “Hands-on small-scale support for vulnerable entrepreneurs – Supporting micro-entrepreneurs to achieve more environmentally sustainable businesses”, aims to inspire vulnerable micro-entrepreneurs to adopt environmentally-friendly practices in their businesses. The objective is to provide them with support in attaining environmental sustainability while promoting the spirit of healthy competition through increasing their knowledge, skills and capacities.  

To be eligible, applicants must be located in the European Union or in one of the Horizon Europe Associated Countries. 

For this specific call, we are looking for non-governmental organisations, associations from civil society, enterprises associations and networks, cooperatives and social enterprises, as well as for profit SMEs, which have a track-record or expertise in assisting enterprises, and specifically those managed by vulnerable people; and/or in assisting vulnerable people in business creation.  

Under this call, applicants are required to have also documented and proven experience in the following areas:

  • Project development in all its components (budgeting, planning, implementation, internal monitoring and reporting)

The following will be an asset:

  • Experience in working with/supporting vulnerable entrepreneurs
  • Experience in projects funded by the European Commission or other EU entities (e.g., European Parliament, EIB, etc.)
  • Membership in European and/or international networks that might reproduce the pilot in the future.
 Read the call details and application procedure

Learn more about all calls for pilot projects on the Pilot actions page, in areas such as Biodiversity, Climate Action, Energy, Mobility and Food.

Don’t miss out on this chance to make a difference! Apply now and let’s shape the future of energy communities!

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