Which enterprises, services and service providers are eligible for the SME e-wallet?
Who is eligible for the SME e-wallet?
The SME e-wallet is oriented towards practitioners of ‘liberal professions’ and SMEs whose operational headquarters are located in the Flemish Region.
Only enterprises that fit the definition of an enterprise and have an acceptable legal form (e.g. non-profit organizations are excluded) and an acceptable main activity on the basis of the NACE code can apply for aid.
Which services are eligible?
Aid can be obtained for the following 2 pillars:
Training programs attended by all people employed (employees and employers) in the enterprise, with the aim of improving the current or future operation of the enterprise. Legally obligatory training programs are also eligible. For each program or course, a personalized training certificate must be issued. Examples: computing course, language training, management training, communication skills course, …
Advice in the SME e-wallet is always written and focused on the core processes of the company, intended to improve the functioning of the company. The advice enables entrepreneurs to take correct and fundamentally informed decisions for their businesses. Legally obligatory and periodical advisory opinions are excluded from aid. Services regarding subsidies, guidance and the implementation itself are not eligible either.
Examples: market study, communication plan, investment analysis …
Services that do not contribute to the functioning of the company are not eligible. A full list of excluded services can be found here (in Dutch)
Which service providers are eligible?
The service providers that are engaged must be registered as such. A survey of the service providers per domain (in Dutch) can be found on inkom.vlaanderen.be.