Support for small business

The Regulations of the Business Support Fund of the small and medium-sized enterprises of Prienai District Municipality were approved by the Decision No. T3-148 of the Council of Prienai District Municipality on 31st May, 2018. According to the Regulations, financial support is provided for:

  • refunding the part of the interest on the taken loans (for circulating asset and the purchase of main means). The interest rate is calculated according to the average interest rate of the last month of commercial banks published by the Bank of Lithuania. The portion of interest paid from other support funds is not reimbursed;
  • organizing training courses, workshops for entrepreneurs and paying them partially;
  • covering expenses up to 60 Euro for participation in exhibitions, competitions, festivals and other mass events, reimbursing up to 300 Euro for taking part in national exhibitions and competitions (without the need for justifying documents);
  • publication of information and promotional publications relating to small and medium-sized enterprises;
  • partially financing the preparation of business plans, applications for financial support from other funds;
  • financing development programs and projects of small and medium-sized enterprises;
  • partially covering the expenses of organizing the Labor safety documentation;
  • covering part of the expenses of technical documentation preparation for industrial buildings and structures;
  • 400 Euro for each new workplace created. The new workplace created must be maintained for at least one year. For the purpose of this form of support, an entity may apply no earlier than 12 calendar months after the date of establishment of the workplace by submitting a certificate of the average number of employees at the beginning and end of the period and a copy of the employee's state social insurance certificate;
  • maintaining traditional handicrafts;
  • companies and enterprises that have improved condition of municipal property at their own expense;
  • compensating land-tax - for business entities operating for up to 2 years;
  • compensating the rent of the premises - for business entities operating for up to 2 years;
  • compensating expenses of setting up a new company (enterprise) - up to EUR 300 for documentation based start-up costs. The company must be established no earlier than 12 months before the date of submitting the application for support;
  • the reimbursement of immovable property tax (with the exception of immovable property that is not used or is not used for its intended, not maintained or abandoned) for business entities, which started their business activities not earlier than 3 years ago in the territory of Prienai District Municipality, having more than two full-time workplaces (except a head (manager)). Compensation for the same business entity can be provided not more than for 3 years.
  • compensation of company website development costs - up to 300 Euro;
  • partially covering the expenses of trademark registration and products certification;
  • covering part of the costs of preparation of territorial planning documents and technical projects.
  • partially covering the cost of installing CCTV cameras (provided that the observed view is about 50 percent of public spaces);
  • partially covering the cost of installing illuminated advertising devices (an external advertising installation project must be provided).

The Fund covers up to 75 percent of the costs and up to 4500 EUR (four thousand five hundred euros) per business entity over one year. The Support from the Fund may be granted to the same business entity for a maximum of 2 consecutive years (except for 19.15 p.).

The proportion of eligible costs is calculated net of VAT for small and medium-sized enterprises – VAT payers.

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Investment projects

IMPLEMENTED INTERNATIONAL PROJECTS

  • ‘Impact of Active Management and Self-Assessment on the Quality of Education in Europe’

The Educational Department prepared and coordinated the project in Prienai District Municipality. The project was implemented in 2009-2011, together with foreign (Eskisehir town Directorate of Turkish National Education Ministry, Kilicoglu secondary school and Turkish Quality Association) and local partners (Islauzas basic school and Prienai Educational Center).

The aim of the project – to create the evaluation model of schools’ activities’ quality that might be applied in European countries.
The project was funded by the European Union, the grant of 23.682,59 Litas (6858,95 Euro) was given for the project implementation.

  • ‘A City as a Learning Place – Where Learning is an Adventure’

The Educational Department of Administration of Prienai District Municipality developed and coordinated Lifelong Learning programme Comenius Regio project ‘A City as a Learning Place – Where Learning is an Adventure’, which was implemented in 2011-2013.
The aim of the project – to build a bridge between school and real life by expanding the learning space beyond the school gate and discovering new learning places in your city.

The project was implemented together with foreign (Bucharest Teacher Training Center, Bucharest Municipal School Inspectorate, Municipal Museum, ‘M. Botez’, ‘Titan’ Primary Schools, ‘Eugen Lovinescu’ Secondary School, NGO Clubul Kiwanis Bucureşti) and local partners (Silavotas basic school, Veiveriai Tomas Zilinskas Gymnasium, Prienai Educational Center, Prienai Regional Museum).

The total budget of the project was 85,780 euros, the amount of funds available at Prienai District Municipality was 40780 euros, of which 35,585 euros were allocated by the European Union.

  • ‘Creating a Professional Environment in Prienai District Schools’

The Educational Department of Administration of Prienai District Municipality developed and won Erasmus+ Program Key Action 1 (KA1) Mobility Project of general education staff ‘Creating a Professional Environment in Prienai District Schools’, which was implemented in 2016–2017.
The aim of the project –is to create a professional environment in schools of Prienai district by strengthening internationality and providing better opportunities for personal development and qualification development in line with organizational goals.

During the implementation of the project, the principals and teachers of all 37 general education schools and kindergarten ‘Pasaka’of Prienai district had the opportunity to go on training courses on different topics organized by four countries (Spain, Cyprus, Czech Republic and Italy): personal progress of pupils, teaching provisions and methods, a dialogue between a teacher and a student, promotion of teamwork and leadership.

The project was funded by the European Union with a grant of EUR 67,984.00.

  • ‘Good Teaching Evokes Motivate Learning’

The Educational Department of Administration of Prienai District Municipality developed and won Erasmus+ Program Key Action 2 (KA2) strategical partnership project ‘Good Teaching Evokes Motivate Learning’, which was implemented in 2015–2017.

The aim of the project – to improve the quality of teaching/learning by implementing changes in lessons and involving students in active learning.
The project was implemented together with foreign partners (Italian Municipality of Sassari, Instituto San Donato School and National Association of Italian Teachers) and local partners (‘Ziburys’ gymnasium, ‘Azuolas’ progymnasium, ‘Revuona’ basic school, Educational Center and Pedagogical Psychological Service). A team of learning professionals focused on shared learning and took real actions and initiatives to improve the quality of the lesson to meet the expectations of students and their parents.

The project was funded by the European Union with a grant of EUR 95,686.00.

An intellectual product was developed during the project – Implementation of Learning Paradigm Model in a Lesson.

PROJECTS ARE BEING IMPLEMENTED

  • ‘Applying Innovative Education Practices to Improve Student Learning Achievement’

The Educational Department of Administration of Prienai District Municipality developed and won Erasmus+ Program Key Action 1 (KA1) Mobility Project of general education staff ‘Applying Innovative Education Practices to Improve Student Learning Achievement’, which will be implemented in 2018–2020 together with all educational institutions of the district.

The aim of the project – developing partnerships between consortium members and enhancing internationality to discover and apply innovative educational practices that improve students’ English achievements.

The project is funded by the European Union with a grant of EUR 81,448.00.

  • ‘Modern Methods of Learning/Teaching and Assessment – a Way to Individual Progress’

The Educational department of the Administration of Prienai District Municipality developed and won Erasmus+ Program Key Action 2 (KA2) Mobility Project of general education staff ‘Modern Methods of Learning/Teaching and Assessment – a Way to Individual Progress’, which will be implemented in 2018–2020 together with local (‘Azuolas’ progymnasium, ‘Revuona’ basic school, ‘Ziburys’ gymnasium) and foreign (IES “ILDEFONSO SERRANO” school, Spain, De Alijó Municipality, Portugal, Agrupamento de Escolas D. Sancho II, Alijó, Portugal) partners.

The aim of the project – to introduce modern methods for students’ teaching/learning and individual progress assessment through reflective teachers’ practice while maintaining their continuity in different age concenters.


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