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PFR 2.0 financial aid package – the call for applications is open

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by Damian Dobosz and Jagna Kowalczyk-Fudali

27 January 2021

 

This programme is open to micro, small and medium-sized enterprises affected by another wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. The circle of beneficiaries has been limited to specific industries.


Aid is intended for enterprises operating in 45 industries subject to restrictions due to the outbreak of COVID-19. You can use the “2.0 financial aid package” if one of the following codes under the Polish Classification of Activities (PKD) is entered into the National Court Register (KRS) or the Central Registry and Information on Businesses (CEIDG) as your business activity (and not necessarily your core business activity).


PKD codes that make you eligible for the “2.0 financial aid package”:

 

  • 17.29.Z - Manufacture of other articles of paper and paperboard
  • 18.12.Z - Other printing
  • 18.13.Z - Pre-press and pre-media services
  • 18.14.Z - Binding and related services
  • 49.39.Z - Other passenger land transport n.e.c.
  • 47.71.Z - Retail sale of clothing in specialised stores
  • 47.76.Z - Retail sale of flowers, plants, seeds, fertilisers, pet animals and pet food in specialised stores
  • 47.81.Z - Retail sale via stalls and markets of food, beverages and tobacco products
  • 47.82.Z - Retail sale via stalls and markets of textiles, clothing and footwear
  • 47.89.Z - Retail sale via stalls and markets of other goods
  • 56.21.Z - Event catering activities
  • 55.10.Z - Hotels and similar accommodation
  • 55.20.Z - Holiday and other short-stay accommodation
  • 56.10.A - Restaurants and other eating places
  • 56.10.B - Mobile eating places
  • 56.29.Z - Other food service activities
  • 56.30.Z - Beverage serving activities
  • 59.14.Z - Motion picture projection activities
  • 73.11.Z - Advertising agencies
  • 74.20.Z - Photographic activities
  • 77.21.Z - Renting and leasing of recreational and sports goods
  • 79.11.A - Travel agency activities
  • 79.12.Z - Tour operator activities
  • 79.11.B - Travel intermediary activities
  • 79.90.A - Tour leader and  guide services
  • 79.90.B - Tourist information services
  • 79.90.C - Other reservation service activities n.e.c.
  • 82.30.Z - Organisation of conventions and trade shows
  • 85.51.Z - Out-of-school forms of sports and leisure education
  • 85.52.Z - Out-of-school forms of cultural education
  • 85.59.B - Other out-of-school forms of education n.e.c.
  • 86.90.A - Activities of physiotherapists
  • 86.90.D - Activities of paramedical practitioners
  • 90.01.Z - Performing arts - bands
  • 90.02.Z - Support activities to performing arts
  • 90.04.Z - Operation of arts facilities
  • 91.02.Z - Operation of museums
  • 93.11.Z - Operation of sports facilities
  • 93.13.Z - Fitness facilities
  • 93.19.Z - Other sports activities
  • 93.21.Z - Activities of amusement parks and theme parks
  • 93.29.A - Activities of escape rooms, haunted houses, dance floors and other forms of amusement or recreation held indoors or in other enclosed spaces
  • 93.29.B - Other amusement and recreation activities n.e.c.
  • 93.29.Z - Other amusement and recreation activities
  • 96.04.Z - Physical well-being activities

 

Additional criteria for aid


An enterprise should additionally have the SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) status under applicable laws. These are enterprises which, together with their associated and partner enterprises, have between 1 and 249 employees and a turnover of less than 50 million euro or a balance sheet total of less than 43 million euro. The status of an enterprise is established on the basis of EU regulations.


In addition, the enterprise has to show a minimum 30% drop in turnover from April to December 2020 or in Q4 2020 compared to the same period in 2019 – a pandemic-induced decline.


The amount of the subsidy depends on the status of the enterprise, the number of employees and the loss shown. The maximum amount of the subsidy is 3.5 million zloty per beneficiary.


How to apply for aid


To obtain the aid you have to meet the requirements under the programme, submit an application for financial aid and sign a subsidy contract with the Polish Development Fund (PFR).

 

Micro, small and medium-sized enterprises may apply for a subsidy via electronic banking on the websites of selected banks – 18 commercial banks and the majority of cooperative banks have declared their readiness to participate in the programme.

 

The call for applications is open until 28 February 2021.

 

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