Wallonia may grant you an investment allowance, which shall vary depending on the criteria below:
If your company does not satisfy the criteria for an SME, your request for ‘traditional' assistance schemes shall be assessed based on the assistance scheme for large companies. In this case, your project must be located in a development zone and pertain to a new economic activity.
Other specific forms of aid (ERDF, sustainable energy use and environmental protection, etc.) are mentioned in the ‘Benefits' section of this procedure, with the corresponding links.
Under certain conditions, you may also benefit from the exemption from property tax.
Small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) and large companies (LC)
To receive traditional investment allowances, you must satisfy all the following criteria as a minimum:
You must also satisfy additional criteria, where necessary, which are outlined in the specific sheets for SME and large companies (location in a development zone, job creation, new economic activity, etc.).
In addition to traditional investment assistance, specific assistance may be granted to companies investing in environmental protection and sustainable energy use. Assistance for CNG and LNG engines for heavy vehicles is in force from 13 May 2019.
There is also assistance that is co-financed by the European Union as part of the ERDF for small and medium-sized enterprises and the EAFRD or GEF supplements (see the explanatory note, which can be downloaded in the ‘Useful documents’ section of this procedure).
You will find the various steps to take to validate your case file below:
The date on which the application is sent to the administration is important: this is the date from which the works corresponding to the programme may start. The start of the works is defined as the start of the construction works linked to the investment, that is, the first legally binding order for equipment, or any other commitment that makes the investment irreversible, depending on which event occurs first.
The supporting documents to be provided by the user are mentioned on the intervention application form and the explanatory notes (which can be downloaded in the ‘Useful documents’ section of this procedure).
Appeal procedures are always provided if the assistance is refused. There are no costs associated with applying for the assistance.
Every effort is made to process applications within a reasonable period, which may vary depending on the potential complexity of the case file, requests for additional information and, where necessary, requests for the opinions required to assess the allowance and the available budget of the assistance scheme.
You may contact the Administration directly for help with your administrative processes.
All applications for assistance must be completed in French or German.
Commission Regulation (EU) No 651/2014 of 17 June 2014 declaring certain categories of aid compatible with the internal market in application of Articles 107 and 108 of the Treaty Text with EEA relevance and Annex 1 therein concerning the definition of an SME
- Explanatory note
- Explanatory brochure for environmental and sustainable energy use assistance
- Summary of the investment assistance that was co-financed by the ERDF 2014–2020 programme
- Map of 2014-2021 development zones
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