Coronavirus Walloon Region: new support measures for your non-profit association

Author: Anne Ghysels (Legal Expert)
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In the context of the health crisis, the Walloon government has introduced three new additional support measures for non-profit associations (allowances 18, 19A and 19B). Below is a summary of the conditions you must meet in order to apply for one of these measures.

These support measures are now accessible to you via the Walloon Region's online platform. You must apply for the aid corresponding to your NACE code (and provided the other conditions are met) by 28 October 2021.

Are you entitled to this aid?

You must:

  • be a non-profit association;
  • be subject to VAT;
  • employ at least 1 person with an employment contract (in 2021) and employ less than 250 people (in FTE in 2021);
  • carry out an economic activity, i.e. an activity consisting of offering goods or services on a given market;
  • have a social purpose of an economic nature;
  • have a public funding which does not exceed 50% outside the employment aid on the basis of the approved 2019 accounts;
  • not have benefited from COVID aid granted by another region in the context of the COVID-19 crisis for an amount equal to or higher than the minimum intervention amount.

What is the amount of the aid?

The amount of your aid depends on your sector of activity (based on your NACE code) and the number of employees (expressed in full-time equivalents).

This number corresponds to the average number of employees in 2019 employed under an employment contract in all the places of business of your NPA corresponding to the number of work units (AWU), calculated on the basis of your DmfA declarations for 2019.

Allowance 18

You must:

  • have an establishment unit in the Walloon Region before 5 March 2021;
  • carry out an activity falling under one of the following NACE codes:

NACE code

Description of the activity

56.101

Full service catering

56.102

Limited service catering

56.210

Event catering activities

56.301

Cafés and bars

56.302

Discotheques, dance halls and the like

56.309

Other drinking establishments

The size of your NPA determines the amount of your aid:

FTE

˂ 1 FTE

1 to 4 FTEs

5 to 9 FTEs

10 to 249 FTEs

€ 4,000

€ 6,500

€ 9,500

€ 12,000

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

Allowance 19 A

You must:

  • have an establishment unit in the Walloon Region and carry out your activity before 27 March 2021;
  • carry out an activity falling under one of the following NACE codes:

NACE code

Description of the activity

47.990

Other retail sale not in stores, stalls or markets

59.140

Motion picture projection activities

82.300

Organisation of conventions and trade shows

85.510

Other drinking establishments

85.520

Cultural education

90.021

Promotion and organization of performing arts events

90.041

Operation of theatres, concert halls and the like

90.042

Operation of cultural centres and multifunctional cultural halls

91.030

Operation of historical sites and buildings and similar visitor attractions

91.041

Botanical and zoological gardens

92.000

Gambling and betting activities

93.110

Operation of sports facilities

93.121

Activities of football clubs

93.122

Activities of tennis clubs

93.123

Activities of other ball sports clubs

93.124

Activities of cycling clubs

93.125

Activities of martial arts clubs

93.126

Activities of water sports clubs

93.127

Activities of equestrian clubs

93.128

Activities of athletics clubs

93.129

Activities of other sports clubs

93.130

Fitness facilities

93.199

Other sports activities

93.211

Fairground activities

93.212

Operation of amusement and theme parks

93.291

Operation of snooker and billiard halls

93.292

Operation of recreational areas

93.299

Other amusement and recreation activities

Your aid amounts to:

Category (FTE)

˂ 1 FTE

1 to 4 FTEs

5 to 9 FTEs

10 to 249 FTEs

€ 4,000

€ 6,500

€ 9,500

€ 12,000

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

Allowance 19B

You must:

  • have an establishment unit in the Walloon Region and carry out your activity before 27 March 2021;
  • carry out an activity falling under one of the following NACE codes:

 

NACE code

Description of the activity

45.113

Retail sale of cars and light motor vehicles (= 3,5 tons)

45.193

Retail sale of other motor vehicles (> 3.5 tons)

45.194

Trade in trailers, semi-trailers and caravans

45.206

Washing of motor vehicles

45.320

Retail trade of motor vehicle parts and accessories

45.402

Retail trade, maintenance and repair of motorcycles and related parts and accessories

47.191

Retail sale in non-specialised stores with food, beverages or tobacco not predominating (sales area of less than 2,500 m²)

47.192

Retail sale in non-specialised stores with food, beverages or tobacco not predominating (sales area from 2,500 m²)

47.410

Retail sale of computers, peripheral units and software in specialised stores

47.420

Retail sale of audio and video equipment in specialised stores

47.430

Retail sale of audio and video equipment in specialised stores

47.512

Retail sale of household textiles in specialised stores

47.519

Retail sale of other textiles in specialised stores

47.527

Retail sale of sanitary articles and sanitary installation material in specialised stores

47.530

Retail sale of carpets, rugs, wall and floor coverings in specialised stores

47.540

Retail sale of electrical household appliances in specialised stores

47.591

Retail sale of household furniture in specialised stores

47.592

Retail sale of lighting equipment in specialised stores

47.593

Retail sale of glassware, china and pottery and of non-electrical household articles in specialised stores

47.594

Retail sale of musical instruments in specialised stores

47.599

Retail sale of other household articles in specialised stores

47.630

Retail sale of music and video recordings in specialised stores

47.640

Retail sale of sporting equipment in specialised stores

47.650

Retail sale of games and toys in specialised stores

47.711

Retail sale of women’s clothing in specialised stores

47.712

Retail sale of men’s clothing in specialised stores

47.713

Retail sale of baby and children's clothing in specialised stores

47.714

Retail sale of underwear, lingerie and beach and swimwear in specialised stores

47.715

Retail sale of clothing accessories in specialised stores

47.716

Retail sale of women's, men's, babies' and children's outerwear and underwear and clothing accessories in specialised stores (general assortment)

47.721

Retail sale of footwear in specialised stores

47.722

Retail sale of leather goods and travel accessories in specialised stores

47.761

Retail sale of flowers, plants, seeds and fertilizers in specialised stores

47.762

Retail sale of pet animals, pet foods and pet supplies in specialised stores

47.770

Retail sale of watches and jewellery in specialised stores

47.782

Retail sale of photographic, optical and precision equipment in specialised stores

47.783

Retail sale of weapons and ammunition in specialised stores

47.785

Retail sale of bicycles in specialised stores

47.786

Retail sale of souvenirs and religious articles in specialised stores

47.787

Retail sale of new works of art in specialised stores

47.788

Retail sale of baby goods in specialised stores, general assortment

47789

Other retail sale of new goods in specialised stores

47.791

Retail sale of antiques in stores

47.792

Retail sale of second-hand clothing in stores

47.793

Retail sale of other second-hand goods in stores, with the exception of second-hand clothing

47.820

Retail sale via stalls and markets of textiles, clothing and footwear

47.890

Retail sale via stalls and markets of other goods

96.021

Hair care

96.022

Beauty care

96.040

Physical well-being activities

96.092

Tattooing and piercing services

 

Your premium amounts to:

Category (FTE)

˂ 1 FTE

1 to 4 FTEs

5 to 9 FTEs

10 to 249 FTEs

€ 3,250

€ 5,500

€ 7,500

€ 9,750

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

What do you need to do?

You must complete the application form on the website www.indemnitecovid.wallonie.be. This form is available since 29 September 2021.

You must complete it by 28 October 2021.

Sources: Decree of 10 June 2021 on the continued granting of an additional supplementary allowance to non-profit associations that carry out an economic activity in the context of the COVID-19 crisis, Belgian Official Gazette of 15 June 2021.

 

 

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