In Poland, lots of initiatives are run to limit the influence of Coronavirus for Entrepreneurs. One of such initiatives is the support organized as the part of the Regional Operational Programme of Podkarpackie Voivodeship. The call was announced by extraordinary procedure for the project implemented by Rzeszów Regional Development Agency S.A. under priority axis I of the "Competitive and innovative economy", measure 1.6 "Grants for working capital for micro and small enterprises". The goal of the project is granting non-returnable grants to the micro and small enterprises from the Podkarpackie Voivodeship aimed at satisfying the needs related to maintaining financial liquidity in order to maintain the business activity of grant recipients. PLN 40 million has been allocated to the project (of which 30% of the amount allocated to grants will be directed to the tourist and tourist-related industries, which will be identified by means of specific PKD codes).

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Support will be provided to micro and small enterprises, i.e. those employing less than 50 employees and whose annual turnover or annual balance sheet total does not exceed EUR 10 million from the Podkarpackie Voivodeship, who conducted business activity as at December 31, 2019, were not in a difficult situation and found themselves after that day in a situation of sudden shortage or lack of liquidity due to the COVID-19 pandemic. At the same time, such an entrepreneur recorded a decrease in turnover of at least 30% in any month after February 1, 2020 compared to the previous month or the same month last year. At the same time, it is required that the entrepreneur applying for the grant as at December 31, 2019 or as at the date of granting support is not in arrears with payments of taxes and social security contributions.

More information for Polish entrepreneurs may be found HERE (Polish language).