31.3.2020: THE APPLICATION FOR THE BUSINESS VOUCHER IS CLOSED. WE RECEIVED MORE THAN 100 APPLICATIONS.
Business voucher to help companies with disruption caused by the coronavirus
The City of Porvoo, in co-operation with Posintra, will introduce business vouchers to help companies disrupted by the coronavirus situation. A business voucher is a form of financial support that you can use to develop your business in-house or buy expert services to help you to adapt your business in a situation caused by a coronavirus. The business voucher can be applied for by those micro and small businesses, regardless of the type of business, which are domiciled or located in Porvoo and whose operations have been significantly affected by the coronavirus. Business vouchers are not granted to associations, housing and real estate companies or investment companies. The value of an individual Business voucher is 2500 euros, VAT 0%.
Business vouchers are issued on a first come first served basis to companies that are able to present a viable and concrete idea or action to use the support. Speed in the application process is not the only criteria for granting the support, you must also be able to present a concrete and viable idea that mitigates the disruption caused by the corona to the business. In addition, the company must meet the eligibility requirements. The application period for business vouchers starts on 30.3.
The eligibility requirements are:
- The company must have been in business for at least one year
- The company must have a turnover of at least EUR 25,000
- The business of the company must have been profitable before the corona virus situation
- The company must not have tax debts for year 2019 or payment defaults
If necessary, additional information is requested eg. related to the company’s financial situation. The support granted is subject to de minimis conditions. Please refer to our website for important information on de minimis support before filling out the application form.
WEBINARS ON APPLYING FOR A BUSINESS VOUCHER
Posintra organized webinars about applying for a Business voucher for interested applicants on Monday 30 March. Webinars in Finnish and Swedish were held at 10 am and 12 noon.See the webinar questions and answers here (in Finnish)