The European Union (EU), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Rural Development Agency (RDA) of the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Agriculture of Georgia are inviting Georgian start-up and existing businesses to submit their proposals for a non-farm business matching grants competition.
The grants programme aims to foster rural economic diversification, create sustainable employment, and improve sustainable management of natural resources and climate action in rural areas. The programme will be implemented in the eight municipalities: Akhalkalaki, Borjomi, Dedoplistskaro, Kazbegi, Keda, Khulo, Lagodekhi and Tetritskaro.
The grant initiative is part of a broader EU-funded ENPARD programme that has been supporting agriculture and rural development in Georgia since 2013 with a total budget of EUR 179.5 million. ENPARD provides economic opportunities in rural areas, aiming to reduce poverty in Georgia.
The matching grants’ program consists of the following key components:
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