COVID-19: How to get grants and subsidies for companies and the self-employed in the Serranía de Ronda

COVID-19: How to get grants and subsidies for companies and the self-employed in the Serranía de Ronda

The Junta de Andalucía has launched a programme of grants of 1,000 euros for the self-employed in the following areas of activity: hospitality, commerce, taxis, hairdressers and fiesta workers.

What criteria do you have to fulfill?

– If you are self-employed you must have been registered uninterrupted since March 13, 2020 and you must still be registered.
– Your activity must be in the designated field of activities
– You are not currently in receipt of any other benefit, eg for the cessation of activity.
– You must be up to date with your Social Security payments.

When the application period opens it will last for 10 business days.

These are non-competitive grants, which means that they will be granted in order of application. Therefore, before the deadline opens, if you are interested and if you meet the requirements, please contact us.

Where can you find more information?

Ronda Council and Apymer have opened an office to process Covid assistance for self-employed workers and entrepreneurs.

The “Technical Office for the Management of Grants and Subsidies for Companies, Entrepreneurs and the Self-Employed” aims to facilitate, through the association of small and medium-sized companies in Ronda, access to these subsidies, whether members of Apymer or not. This office is located at the Apymer headquarters, in Calle María Cabrera, 5.

The hours are from 8:30 am to 2:30 pm, by appointment only, by calling 952 87 84 92.

Ronda Council and Apymer have signed an agreement that from November 19 this office has been open. Interested parties can obtain information and apply for the grant for SMEs and the self-employed which has been set up by the Junta de Andalucía and the Diputación de Malaga to try to alleviate the economic consequences for the sector as a result of the pandemic.

The mayor of Ronda, María de la Paz Fernández, confirmed that the Junta de Andalucía has presented a plan of 667 million euros, of which 223 are non-refundable, with 25 million aimed at the payment of rents, 50 million to support industrial SMEs , 44 million for grants and 80 million in one-off grants of 1,000 euros. There are eleven lines of aid in total for the sectors most affected by the current crisis.

All the information and how to process the documentation can be found at this recently opened information office. It is intended to be a means of assisting all merchants and businesspeople to access these grants.

The secretary of Apymer, Antonio Palma, has indicated that these lines of aid will reach the self-employed, businesses in almost all subsectors, hospitality, tourist accommodation, hotels, gaming companies and a special one for the fiesta workers sector (these workers have practically not been able to work for the last eight months), hairdressers, taxi drivers and many other jobs that will be detailed to those interested parties who pass by the new office which is open from 8.30 am to 2.30 pm from Monday to Friday. In this way, Apymer is expanding the support it already offers to its associates, to companies that are not members.

Regarding the grants set up by the Diputación de Málaga, these are directed more specifically at establishments and self-employed workers dedicated to the agri-food sector and the food sector to pay for investments in measures against the pandemic and digital marketing or digitisation of companies.

Contact:

APYMER: Association of Small and Medium Enterprises of the regions of Ronda and Campillos

Website: www.apymer.org

Phone: 952 878 492

Email: [email protected]

APYMER: Asociación de la Pequeña y Mediana Empresa de las comarcas de Ronda y Campillos

Paul Whitelock

About Paul Whitelock

Paul Whitelock is a retired former languages teacher, school inspector and translator, who emigrated to the Serranía de Ronda in 2008, where he lives with his second wife, Rita, and his dog, Berti. He spends his time between Montejaque and Ronda doing DIY, gardening and writing.