Maximum start-up grant period temporarily extended

8.5.2020, updated 30.6.2020

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, start-up grants can temporarily be granted for up to 18 months.

Start-up grants for a period of time of over 12 months are intended for entrepreneurs whose prerequisites for launching or establishing business activities during the normal start-up grant period are hindered by the coronavirus epidemic.

The TE Office grants a start-up grant in periods of no more than six months. Applications for an extension of the start-up grant must be submitted to the TE Office. As a rule, the application must be submitted to the TE Office before the end of the previous period.

The law is in force from 1 May 2020 until 31.12.2021.

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