Xàbia Council is working on the details to be
able to offer a new line of direct financial aid to
professionals who, despite not being obliged to close
their business during the national State of Alarm, saw
their trade drop drastically (by at least 50%). One
of the specific sectors which may benefit from this
financial support would be the taxi sector whose trade
was affected by the enforced lockdown of residents.
José Chulvi explained that the Diputación
de Alicante has approved a subsidy plan for the
self-employed and companies affected by the COVID-19
health crisis with Xàbia awarded some 94,000
euros. It will be the Council that will be responsible
for managing the granting of this financial assistance,
which may be support of up to 1,500 euros depending
on the demand and could also be used to settle rent,
invoices for services and consultancy, amongst others.
The rules will be put before the next plenary session
for initial approval, having already been drafted in
a meeting of the board of representatives this week.
line of aid will complement the one already developed
by Xàbia Council itself worth some 1.5 million
euros to support the self-employed or mutualists
who were forced to close their doors during the State
of Alarm, such as the hospitality sector and other businesses
and which is now in the application phase.