OPB support initiative ready to go
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 additional funding opportunities will be available through the Vienna Business Agency and the waff (Vienna Employment Promotion Fund) from April 2021. The new funding measures are aimed at one-person businesses (OPBs) and digitalisation.
Vienna goes ahead: 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.
Vienna, 23 March 2021