Lessening the impact

Lessening the impact
MORE AID: Direct grants for Covid-affeccted Altea firms Photo credit: Altea town hall

ALTEA town hall will be using two Diputacion grants totalling €295,975 to help small businesses and the self-employed.

This cash will be used to lessen the impact of the Covid pandemic on the local business sector and will be shared out in direct aid of €900 per applicant, explained Employment councillor Maria Antonia Lavios.

“We have made an effort to obtain these funds, which we shall use to complement other programmes,” Lavios said.


“We are aware that some businesses and firms are still weakened by the effects of the pandemic.”

This latest round of grants will be allocated to businesses whose turnover dropped by 25 per cent between July 1 2020 and June 30 2021 compared with that of 2019.

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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