Open the grant application deadline for local commerce to minimize the effects of Covid-19

Application are processed online through the Web site until next November 2
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Open the grant application deadline for local commerce to minimize the effects of Covid-19.
Open the grant application deadline for local commerce to minimize the effects of Covid-19.

Benidorm City Council has already opened the deadline to request new grants aimed at local commerce to minimize the impact of Covid-19, which are financed through a grant of 196,960 euros granted by the Provincial Council of Alicante. The Councilor for Employment and Local Promotion, Mónica Gómez, recalled that "SMEs, micro-SMEs and freelancers who carry out their commercial activity in Benidorm can apply for these grants until 11:59 p.m. next Monday, November 2".

The application and processing of the grant is carried out onine through the Web (https://sede.benidorm.org/catalogo-de-servicios/DIPCOV/). Initially, the grant provides for a maximum amount per establishment of 400 euros. However, if the anticipated 196,690 euros are not finished with the approved applications, the grant per establishment will increase depending on the number of beneficiaries.

Gómez has encouraged to participate in this call "to the commercial retail establishments of Benidorm that as a result of the state of alarm had to close temporarily or saw their billing significantly reduced". The head of Employment and Local Promotion has recalled that "SMEs and freelancers registered on March 14 in group 65 of the Economic Activities Tax can apply for these aids - except for groups 652 and 655, and headings 6532, 6534, 6535 and 6592-, which suspended their activity due to the entry into force of the alarm state or which saw the establishment's billing for the months of April and May reduced by at least 50% compared to the calendar semester previous".

Expenses such as "the monthly rental of the business or commercial vehicles 100% affected by the business activity affected by the pandemic" are understood as "eligible items" of these grants. Also, eligible items will be "consulting and advisory expenses incurred as a result of the state of alarm or those corresponding to the supply of energy, water, telephone or internet for the business."