Coronavirus Brussels-Capital Region: bonus for the socio-cultural and creative sector

Author: Anne Ghysels (Legal Expert)
Date:

The Brussels Government once again supports employers in the socio-cultural and creative sector with a maximum of 5 full-time equivalents (FTE) established in the form of a non-profit-making enterprise.

You can apply for this bonus on-line until 26 June 2022.

This bonus is a follow-up to the one granted by the Brussels-Capital Region to the same sectors in August 2021 (see our Infoflash of 19 August 2021).

Are you entitled to the bonus?

To be eligible for this bonus, you must:

  • Have at least one place of business in the Brussels-Capital Region. This must be registered with the CBE to validate this condition;
  • Have been affected by the Corona crisis and have suffered a loss of income affecting the annual turnover and carrying capacity in relation to fixed costs;
  • Have a social purpose that is included in your articles of association and is not of an economic and commercial nature;
  • Have not initiated bankruptcy or liquidation proceedings on 31 December 2021;
  • Not have profits carried forward or unallocated reserves in excess of 10,000€ upon closing the accounts on 31 December 2021;
  • Employ no more than five full-time equivalents (FTE) on 31 December 2021;
  • Not have received a bonus or bonuses introduced by the Government of the Brussels-Capital Region, Flanders or Wallonia in the context of the Corona crisis in 2022;
  • On 31 December 2021 carry out an activity falling under one of the following NACE codes:

Description of the activity

NACE code

Manufacture of leather clothes

14110

Manufacture of workwear

14120

Manufacture of other outerwear

14130

Manufacture of underwear

14140

Manufacture of hats and caps

14191

Manufacture of other wearing apparel and accessories

14199

Manufacture of articles of fur

14200

 Manufacture of knitted and crocheted hosiery

14310

Manufacture of other knitted and crocheted apparel

14390

Tanning and dressing of leather; dressing and dyeing of fur

15110

Manufacture of luggage, handbags and the like, saddlery and harness

15120

Manufacture of footwear

15200

Manufacture of products of wood, cork, straw and plaiting materials

16292

Printing of newspapers

18110

Other printing

18120

Pre-press and pre-media services

18130

Binding and related services

18140

Reproduction of recorded media

18200

Manufacture of electric lighting equipment

27402

Working of diamonds

32121

Working of precious stones (except diamonds) and semi-precious stones

32122

Manufacture of jewellery

32123

Manufacture of goldsmiths’ or silversmiths’ wares

32124

Manufacture of other articles of precious metal

32129

Manufacture of imitation jewellery and related articles

32130

Manufacture of musical instruments

32200

Book publishing

58110

Publishing of newspapers

58130

Publishing of journals and periodicals

58140

Other publishing activities

58190

Publishing of computer games

58210

Motion picture production

59111

Television film production

59112

Motion picture production, except motion picture and television film production

59113

Television programme production

59114

Motion picture, video and television programme post-production activities

59120

Motion picture, video and television programme distribution activities

59130

Motion picture projection activities

59140

Making of sound recordings

59201

Sound recording studios

59202

Music publishing activities

59203

Other activities relating to sound recording

59209

Radio broadcasting

60100

Television programming and broadcasting activities

60200

Design of textile patterns, clothing, jewellery, furniture and decorative items

74101

Activities of industrial designers

74102

Activities of graphic designers

74103

Activities of interior decorators

74104

Activities of decorator-window dressers

74105

Other specialised design activities

74109

Photographic activities with the exception of press photographers

74201

Other photographic activities

74209

Renting and leasing of textiles, clothing, jewellery and footwear

77294

Performance by independent artists

90011

Performance by artistic ensembles

90012

Promotion and organization of performing arts events

90021

Stage design and construction

90022

Specialised image, lighting and sound techniques

90023

Other activities in support of the performing arts

90029

Artistic creation, except support activities

90031

Activities in support of artistic creation

90032

Operation of theatres, concert halls and the like

90041

Operation of cultural centres and multifunctional cultural halls

90042

Management of libraries, media and toy libraries

91011

Operation of public archives

91012

Museums activities

91020

Operation of historical sites and buildings and similar visitor attractions

91030

What is the amount of the bonus?

The bonus is a one-off lump sum of 3,000€.

You can only apply for this aid once. It cannot be combined with another Regional or Community bonus obtained in 2022 in the context of the corona crisis. You can therefore combine it with the 3,000€ bonus you would have obtained in 2021 (see our Infoflash of 19 August 2021).

What do you need to do?

You can apply for the bonus on the Brussels Economy and Employment website using the on-line form. This form will be available until 5 September 2021

Sources: Decree of the Government of the Brussels-Capital Region on support to the non-profit cultural and creative institutions in the framework of the COVID-19 health crisis, Belgian Official Gazette of 09.08.2021.

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