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.

The objective of this call for proposals is to support potential entrepreneurs among Turkish citizens and Syrians under Temporary Protection in establishing registered businesses that create employment. The total budget of this grant scheme is 3,125,000 Euros and minimum 1,500 Euro and maximum 5,000 Euro grant support will be provided. Businesses to be established within the grant scheme must be registered in one of the following cities in Turkey: Adana, Ankara, Bursa, Gaziantep, Hatay, Istanbul, Izmir, Kayseri, Konya, Mersin or Sanliurfa.

In order to be eligible for a grant, the applicant must:

  • Be a natural person;
  • Be a Turkish Citizen or Syrian with a temporary protection identity card.

Only registration of sole proprietorship will be eligible under this call for proposal.

Applicants that are awarded for a grant will be required to formally register their businesses and employ a staff (including the owner) for the period of minimum 6 consecutive months. You may find detailed information in the Guidelines for Applicants.

Applications will be open until the total budget allocated to the grant program is reached or until 17.00 Vienna time on Friday, 29 December 2023, whichever occurs first.

Application will be evaluated respectively as per application date, until the total available budget for this call for proposal is reached.

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On the Documents tab you can find the revised Guidelines for Applicants for this Call for Proposal. 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).