Coronavirus: subsidy for the CRHs of the French Community

Author: Anne Ghysels (Legal Expert)

Meeting and accommodation centres (CRH) of the French Community can apply for a subsidy on the Subside platform.

Are you entitled to this subsidy?

This subsidy is intended for meeting and accommodation centres recognised by the French Community and approved by the decree of 20 July 2000 (determining the conditions for approving and subsidising youth centres, meeting and accommodation centres and youth information centres and their federations).

What is the amount of the subsidy?

The subsidy is a flat rate amount for the period from 1 September 2020 to 30 June 2021 and depends on your classification as a CRH at the time you apply for the subsidy:

  • €13,500 maximum if you are classified at CRH level 1
  • € 9,000 maximum if you are classified at CRH level 2
  • € 6,000 maximum if you are classified at CRH level 3

This maximum amount is calculated per 2 months and is based on the number of paid nights.

The occupancy rate in terms of nights is determined by taking into account the average occupancy you declared for the year 2019, multiplied by 2/12.

Occupancy rate in nights

Percentage applied to the maximum amount of the subsidy

0 to 30.99%


31 to 40.99%


41 to 50.99%


51 to 60.99%


61 to 79.99%


80 to 100%

Not eligible for subsidy

What must you do?

You must submit your application online on the Subside platform and respect certain deadlines:

Period for which you are applying for the subsidy

Date of your subsidy application

From 01/09/2020 to 31/12/2020

Between 01/03/2021 and 31/03/2021

From 01/01/2021 to 28/02/2021

Between 01/04/2021 and 15/04/2021

From 01/03/2021 to 30/04/2021

Between 15/05/2021 and 31/05/2021

From 01/05/2021 to 30/06/2021

Between 15/07/2021 and 31/07/2021

Source: Special Powers Decree No. 59 of the Government of the French Community of 11 February 2021 regarding the support for meeting and accommodation centres in the context of the second wave of the COVID-19 health crisis, Belgian Official Gazette of 10.03.2021

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