Facilitation of Teleworking Activities Scheme
Purpose of scheme
In wake of the COVID-19 recent developments, Malta Enterprise launched an incentive scheme to support employers investing in teleworking technology. The teleworking arrangements should enable employees working from their own residence.
Application should be submitted by 30th March 2020.
All employers are eligible for this scheme. Employers should enter into teleworking agreements with the employees.
Cash grant of 45% of the eligible cost incurred from 1st March 2020 to 30th March 2020. The grant to each beneficiary is capped at €500 per teleworking agreement and total aid of €4,000. This means that a beneficiary can only apply on a maximum of 8 teleworking agreements.
The aid falls under the de minimis regulation limits (€200,000 undertaking over a period of 3 rolling fiscal years, and to €100,000 for undertakings engaged in Road Freight Transport).
- a)Purchasing and/or leasing of portable computer hardware equipped with connectivity software.
- b)Communication solutions (hardware and software) that allows different users from outside office premises to connect to their place of work (VPN, Point-to-point connection etc.)
After the application is approved, beneficiaries are required to submit other documentation in line with the scheme guidelines.