On the 8th August 2022 the Gozo Business Chamber in collaboration with Bank of Valletta held the webinar on the ‘Business Enhance Grant Schemes’ administered by the Measures and Support Division.  The Business Enhance Grant Schemes include also the last three schemes emanating from the Recovery and Resilience Facility i.e. the SME Digitalisation Grant Scheme, the Digital Intensification Grant Scheme, and the Renovation of Private Sector Buildings Grant Scheme, which have higher thresholds of funding for Gozitan based businesses.  This webinar provided an overview of the Business Enhance Grant Schemes, with a specific focus on these last three schemes.  It also tackled how the co-financing element could be bridged through bank lending.  Claude Sammut, Director General Measures and Support Division and Mark Scicluna Bartoli from Bank were the main speakers during the event.

In his concluding remarks, Joseph Borg, President of the Gozo Business Chamber highlighted how:

The green and digital transition are two topics which are very important for us a Chamber.  Throughout these past years we have consistently worked on them, and provided our input at various levels.  Already in 2019 when we had hosted the INSULEUR Forum here in Gozo we had tackled the topic of how digitalisation can help islands bridge the gap at various levels.  Little did we know how the COVID-19 pandemic will be changing the whole world scenario not only on a social but also at an economic level.  Digitalisation would become the order of the day, together with sustainability.  The green and digital transition would become the focus of the European Commission as Europe sought to mitigate the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

You can download the agenda from here

Kindly find attached the presentations that were delivered:

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