Support for EPUs in Vienna from April 1, new edition for Vienna Online funding programme. Also: Special offers for business revitalization, research, production, services and creative industries.
Exactly 370 days ago, the City of Vienna launched its first coronavirus aid package, the ‘Home Office’ working-from-home funding programme. Since then, the city has provided 50 support measures and more than 500 million euros for issues relating to labour, the economy, health, social concerns and culture. The new 2021 economic support package is already up and running and is now further increased. The new funding measures are aimed at one-person businesses (OPBs) and digitalisation. Special offers are also available for business revitalization, research, production, services and creative industries.
Tailored packages for OPBs in Vienna
Vienna is home to around 65,000 OPBs. The City of Vienna has developed a specific OPB assistance programme to support these companies. The Vienna Business Agency’s funding pot contains 10 million euros dedicated to OPBs, with amounts of up to €7,000 available to OPBs that have been obliged to explore new fields of business or make changes to their business models as a result of the coronavirus.
Future-fit with digitalisation
A new edition of 2020’s successful Vienna Online funding programme is now available, with 3 million euros allocated to the Vienna Online Next package. Companies can receive up to 20,000 euros to implement new digital sales concepts and access new markets.
A strong balance sheet of previous coronavirus aid packages
In 2020, the Vienna Business Agency provided a total of eight additional coronavirus-related funding programmes together with ongoing support for companies in Vienna. The Agency’s 2020 coronavirus funding programmes supported 4,332 projects proposed by companies in Vienna with a total 32 million euros of funding, digitalising 7,000 jobs and ensuring they were retained for the business location Vienna.
Vienna, 23 March 2021