The Community opens the deadline to request aid to artisans and maintain, reactivate and promote artisan activity

The Ministry of Business announced on Saturday, June 19, in the Official Gazette of the Region of Murcia (BORM) the call for subsidies for self-employed artisans, micro-SMEs and companies serving crafts with a credit of 150,000 euros

The Ministry of Business, Employment, Universities and Spokesperson has called for grants aimed at artisans, craft companies and companies at the service of crafts in the Region of MurciaEste enlace se abrirá en ventana nueva with the aim of helping them maintain, reactivate and boost their economic activity in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The general director of Consumption and Crafts, Sonia Moreno, stressed that "during this crisis situation caused by the pandemic, artisans have been forced to significantly reduce their activity and are being particularly affected, so it is urgent to provide them with financial support that allows them to face the present and future situation in the best conditions”. In this sense, he added that "from the Ministry of Business extraordinary measures are being taken to preserve, maintain and reactivate this strategic sector for entrepreneurship and the economy of the Region".

This new call order will allow artisans to request a subsidy of up to 90 percent of the investment made from January 1, 2021 up to one year after the effective payment of the subsidy, with a limit of aid per applicant of 3,000 euros. . The deadline for submitting applications will end on July 21.

Artisan companies, individual artisans and craft service companies that have a workforce of less than ten workers, dedicated to the production of artisan products or to offering services to crafts and whose workshop or service center is located in the Region may be beneficiaries. of Murcia.

Investments made in artisan workshops for the maintenance and economic reactivation caused by the pandemic declared by Covid-19 that allow the modification or increase of artisan activity, through various actions, will be considered eligible projects and expenses.

As explained by the general director, "this new call order allows artisans to receive subsidies for investments in innovation, design, production, marketing, communication, training, quality, acquisition of machinery, works, tests or incorporation of information technologies and the communication". They can also request them, he added, for "actions related to electronic commerce, generational change, participation in fairs, exhibitions, contests, samples, investments in rentals and workshop supplies, acquisition of raw materials from external suppliers and social craft activities aimed at rehabilitation or insertion of people with disabilities or groups at risk of social exclusion”.

Statements by the General Director of Consumption and Crafts, Sonia Moreno, on aid aimed at artisans, craft companies and companies at the service of crafts in the Region of Murcia

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