On the 16th March 2020, Malta Enterprise issued a guideline document and an application form under the Business Development and Continuity Scheme to facilitate employers providing teleworking arrangements to their employees who can carry out their work from their residence. The call shall support employers to invest in technology that enable teleworking and to partially cover the costs of teleworking solutions.
Who can apply?
The call is open to all undertakings irrespective of size and sector. The support will be given to employers who incur eligible telework expenses pursuant to a telework agreement. The aid will only be considered if the role of the employee can be addressed through teleworking and when a formal teleworking agreement is in place and connects to the workplace via a VPN (or similar) solution.
How much is the grant?
The grant is limited up to €500 per teleworking agreement and €4,000 per undertaking and is in the form of a cash grant.
What expenses are covered?
The grant shall be awarded against 45% of the eligible cost which must be incurred after the 1st of March 2020. The following costs are eligible for this cash rebate:
a) Purchasing and/or leasing of computer hardware (included operating systems) which are considered portable including installation and setting up of connectivity software;
b) Communication solutions (hardware and software) that allows different users to connect to their place of work (VPN, Point-to-point connection etc.)
Do I need to submit an application form?
Yes, we can assist you with the application form and eventually the claim form.
Once the application is approved, the Corporation shall issue a letter of approval indicating the value of aid awarded. The undertaking will have to provide and install the equipment at the teleworker’s residence within two (2) weeks from the approval letter. The beneficiary shall submit monthly report on the teleworking activity of the employee for the three (3) months following the approval.
By when do I need to submit the application form?
Applications must be submitted by the 30th March 2020.
Please get in touch with us and we will assist you with the application process.
Our main contacts are:
Roderick Mifsud – firstname.lastname@example.org
Kimberly Spearing – email@example.com