Coronavirus Walloon Region: new allowance for discotheques - allowance 24

Author: Anne Ghysels (Legal Expert)

As a consequence of the new decision to close discotheques, the Walloon government grants you a new allowance if you are a discotheque, dance hall or similar activity.

This allowance can be applied for immediately following allowance 23 (see our Infoflash of 29 November 2021).

Provided that you meet certain conditions, you can apply for the allowance on the Walloon platform www.indemnité from 24 December 2021 onwards.

The legal text has not yet been published in the Belgian Official Gazette. Therefore, the information given below is subject to change.

Do you qualify for this allowance?

To be entitled to this allowance, you must meet the following conditions:  

  • Have an establishment unit in the Walloon Region before 1 October 2021;
  • Be a very small, small or medium-sized enterprise or be a natural person who pays social security contributions as a self-employed person as his main profession;
  • Carry out your activity under NACE code 56.302;
  • Have not received more than 200,000 EUR in aid during the last three tax years.

What is the amount of the allowance?

The allowance is a flat-rate allowance. The amount of the allowance is fixed on the basis of your workforce.

The workforce is the average number of employees in 2019 employed under an employment contract in all the places of business of your company, corresponding to the number of work units (AWU), calculated on the basis of your DmfA declarations of the 4 quarters of 2019.

Your workforce

Amount of the allowance


€ 8,000

> 0 to < 10

€ 12,000

10 to < 50

€ 18,000

50 and ˂ 250

€ 24,000

If your company was set up in 2020, the workforce is calculated on the average number of employees in the year the company was set up.

If your company was established in 2021, the "0 FTE" category will be taken into account, provided the conditions are met.

This allowance is granted only once per company.

What do you need to do?

You must apply for this allowance on the website www.indemnité (allowance 24) from 24 December 2021 up to and including 23 January 2022.

Source: www.indemnité  

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