The aim of the ENHANCER Project is to enable the SuTPs and the LHC (Local Host Communities) in developing new and growing businesses to provide sustainable jobs and livelihoods and develop a sustainable enabling institutional environment. The framework consists of modular strategies and actions that can be tailored to different types of regional, sectoral and socio-cultural settings.

EUR 17 million out of the total EUR 32.5 million project budget is allocated for grant support to SMEs (according to EU definition*)and cooperatives operating in İstanbul, İzmir, Bursa, Konya, Mersin and Kayseri to support their job creation potential under the ENHANCER project. It is planned to support approximately 75 SMEs, pritoritising the ones which have 10 to 249 employees, are financially stable, export oriented and with high-growth potential, with a total grant amount of EUR 3 million within this component.

  • Generating sustainable employment for SuTPs and LHC members,
  • Integrating SuTPs into the Turkish economy through sustainable employment,
  • Increasing the amount of decent and registered employment opportunities,
  • Improving matching between jobs and workers in terms of skill.

Details on the announced Grant Schemes are available here. You may also send your relevant questions to

*According to EU definition, SMEs are enterprises that

– employ less than 250 persons and,

– with annual turnover of no more than EUR 50 million or with a total annual balance sheet (total assets) of no more than EUR 43 million

Please note that documents shared on this page are informative. Final binding documents are available on the application link below:

On the Documents tab you can find the revised Guidelines for Applicants for this Call for Proposals. If there is any conflict between different versions of the Guideline, the version published in the ICMPD Electronic Application Platform (In-Tend) will be valid. Any changes shall take place through ICMPD Electronic Application Platform (In-Tend).

You can access the videos prepared to guide potential applicants during the grant application process through the links below.

Budget Preparation Training for Job Creation SME Grant Support

Application Form Preparation for Job-Creation SME Support Grant Scheme

Logframe Preparation Training for ENHANCER Grant Programs