Wallonia may grant you an investment allowance that is co-financed by the ERDF if you create at least four jobs (for small companies) or at least six jobs (for medium-sized companies).
The assistance granted will also vary depending on the size of the company, the creation of jobs and the focus of the activity.
Under certain conditions, you may also benefit from the exemption from property tax.
Please note that the Administration is no longer accepting new applications for the ERDF 2014–2020 procedure. The deadline for making and paying for investments is 31 December 2023.
Small and medium-sized enterprises (SME)
To receive this allowance, you must satisfy all the following criteria as a minimum:
It should be noted that a portion of the allowance is limited based on the number of jobs created: €75,000 per job created, or €100,000 per job created if qualitative criteria are taken into account.
Eligible sectors of activity include business services, biotechnology, the chemical and pharmaceutical industry, the production or establishment of new materials, information and communication technologies, such as smart IT, multimedia, telecommunications, as well as reception and transmission, aeronautics and space, the production of machines and equipment, the production of medical equipment, scientific instruments, optics and procedure control, plastics, environmental protection, renewable energies, rational energy use, agri-food, logistical support (with the exception of handling using cranes), call centres or distribution centres, research and development and tourism.
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.
Your application for a ‘Company passport’ must be completed via an online form available via ‘My Space’. When you are validating the request, you receive acknowledgement of receipt by email with a reference number.
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.
Decree from the Walloon Government of 23 July 2015 amending the Decree from the Walloon Government of 6 May 2004, regarding the execution of the Decree of 11 March 2004 concerning regional incentives for small and medium-sized enterprises