Help for the hard-hit self-employed and small businesses

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Official help for local businesses
RECOVERY: Help for crisis-hit businesses in Alfaz and Albir

ALFAZ town hall has allocated €79,172 to the self-employed and small business owners hit by the Covid-19 crisis.

Help is available for those with social and fiscal residences registered in Alfaz on March 14, 2020 whose operations were interrupted by the State of Alarm.

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Those who continued working but whose earnings or turnover were reduced by at least 50 per cent during April and May are also eligible.

“This is meant to reactivate the local economy and help our local self-employed and small businesses that have been affected so badly by the Covid-19 pandemic,” said Finance councillor Jose Plaza.

The grants will help to pay the rent of premises or cover water and electricity bills, consultancy fees and bank interest amongst other things, Plaza explained.


The town hall aid will be available once the announcement and conditions are published in Alicante province’s Official Bulletin, and applicants will have 30 days in which to put in a claim.

Linda came to Spain to live when she was 24, just over 52 years ago, and her husband is Spanish. She began writing for English-language local newspapers in the mid-1970s and hasn’t stopped since! She leads a Spanish life, which she believes is vital when conveying the news to English-speaking residents, and along the way she produced two editions of Expand Your Spanish, helping English-speakers to enlarge their knowledge of the language. She was excited to be in at the birth of the Euro Weekly News in 1999 and is still passionately writing for the paper 22 years later.

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