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Apply for the "Large investment loans with capital discount" programme until April 2, 2024

Due to the growing interest, the application deadline for the programme "Large investment loans with capital discount" jointly implemented by the Investment and Development Agency of Latvia (LIAA) and the finance institution ALTUM has been extended until 2 April.

"The Large Investments Programme offers entrepreneurs the opportunity to implement large investment projects and attract state support of up to EUR 10 million. The programme is open to both local and foreign investors. Some of the foreign investors addressed by LIAA will make their final decision on entering Latvia based on the results of this support programme," said Iveta Strupkāja, Acting Director General at LIAA.

The loan with a capital discount for large investment projects is intended for medium and large entrepreneurs who plan to invest at least EUR 10 million in the start-up, expansion and efficiency of production. Once the project is implemented and the results are achieved, part of the loan taken for the project is redeemed.

The total funding available for the third round of the programme is EUR 70 million. The capital discount can cover up to 30% of the eligible project costs, but not more than EUR 10 million.

The objective of the programme is to support companies to implement viable projects that contribute to development, competitiveness, export growth and the introduction of new equipment and technological processes.

The support is intended for projects implemented in smart specialization areas such as photonics and smart materials, technology, engineering systems, smart energy, and mobility; biomedicine, medical technology, pharmacy; knowledge-intensive bioeconomy, information and communication technology. Furthermore, this project selection round has been expanded  to also include tourism,  culture and creative industries.

The programme is implemented by The Investment and Development Agency of Latvia (LIAA) and ALTUM. Entrepreneurs must submit their applications to both LIAA and ALTUM

Projects are eligible for an additional ALTUM loan of up to EUR 30 million. A project can be financed either in partnership with a bank or exclusively with ALTUM.

To date, ALTUM has taken 13 positive decisions to grant support under the programme, with a total amount of more than EUR 279 million, and the capital discount applied is EUR 75 million. The approved investment projects will be implemented in the Riga region, Vidzeme, Zemgale, Kurzeme and Latgale, covering sectors such as wood processing, furniture manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, as well as glass fibre and fibre cement product production.

Apply until April 2nd, 2024.

Lita Gavare
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