Funding will support self-employed and mutualists who were forced to close during lockdown


Xàbia Council has received almost 450 applications from self-employed and mutualists in the municipality for financial aid to support those who had to cease their economic activity during the national State of Alarm. The applicants have applied to receive direct aid valued at 1,500 euros offered by the local administration as part of the ‘Recuperem Xàbia’ plan for the economic recovery of the town, a support initiative for which the Council has put aside some 1.5 million euros.

Councillor Ximo Segarra (Office of Citizen Attention and Registration) said that a total of 446 applications have been received which will now be reviewed by council staff to verify that the correct documentation has been submitted and that all the requirements set have been met. Once the application has been reviewed, the Council will transfer the funds to the successful applicants between September and October.

Following on from this first direct aid plan, the Council is already working on the regulations of a second initiative which will be maimed at professionals who were not forced to close their businesses during the State of Alarm but saw their income fall by less than half. The regulations will be debated at the next plenary session of the Council.

SOURCE: Press Release – Office of the Mayor