Lifeline for nightlife

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Lifeline for nightlife
NIGHTLIFE SECTOR: Important to Benidorm’s economy Photo credit: Benidorm town hall

BENIDORM town hall will pay out €168,233 the self-employed and small business-owners dependent on the beleaguered nightlife sector.

The cash for this direct aid, reserved exclusively for the hard-hit industry, has been funded by the Alicante provincial council, the Diputacion, explained Benidorm’s mayor Toni Perez.

Terms and conditions were published last July and after assessing applications the town announced that 57 applicants will each receive €3,000.

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“We are aware of the nightlife sector’s importance to Benidorm and these grants demonstrate our backing and total support for the industry during the restrictions they have had to endure,” Perez said.

“We hope this will help to reduce the pandemic’s obvious economic impact on the sector.”

The grants were available to business-owners whose average monthly turnover between July 1, 2020 and June 30, 2021 was reduced by at least 25 per cent compared with 2019.


“Ever since the beginning of the pandemic, the town hall has diverted – and will continue to diver – as much funding as possible to help maintain the local economy,” the mayor declared.

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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