TEX-MED ALLIANCES offers financial support to foster internationalization, circular economy and innovation in the textile and clothing industry

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TEX-MED ALLIANCES project launches a financial aid programme (funded grants) for encouraging companies (startups, micro, small and medium enterprises) and Business Representative Organizations from the textile and clothing sector to implement strategic initiatives in the Mediterranean area.

These calls will cover 3 main areas:

  • Internationalization: "Fashion Re-start" initiative. The initiative aims to create, during the first test season, pilot size proofs that well-designed workplans can succeed in the market, lifting up, along with it, local designers’ talent.
  • Innovation: "Health emergencies" and "Dyeing small batches" initiatives. The first one aims at setting up and establishing a “Textile Mediterranean Cluster for Emergencies” (TMCE), that will be composed of selected and certified companies (SMEs) of the health textile value chain. The second one objective is to make a number of SMEs manufacturing “small items” (such as: beachwear, underwear/lingerie, accessories like foulards, scarves, hijabs, niqabs, etc.)
  • Circular economy: "Circular economy in the Textile and Clothing sector" initiative has the specific objective to support Micro-Small Enterprises by supplying them with inputs of little residual value for suppliers but still with relevant value for such Micro-Small Enterprises.

The overall indicative budget for sub-grants available under this call is up to EUR 312.000. Any grant requested under this call for proposals cannot exceed the maximum amount of EUR 10.000.

The deadline for submitting applications is 7th December 2020, 17:00 CET.

Depending on budget availability of this call for sub-grants, additional deadlines may be on: 8th February 2021, 17:00 CET or 12th April 2021, 17:00 CET.

Interested candidates are kindly invited to consult and fill in the below application documents:

Guidelines for sub-grants.pdf

Annex A Description of Initiatives.pdf
Annex B Subgrant Application Form.pdf
Annex C Subgrants declaration of honour.pdf
Annex D_Deminimis declaration for subgrantee.pdf
Annex E_Template_MoU.pdf
Annex F_Sub-grant contract.pdf
Annex G Costs regime Justification.pdf