Second call for the program – Obchůdek 2021+ for Czech corner shops in rural areas

Published: 30.06.2022 Related countries:  Belgium Belgium

The region in Czech Republic can use this program in case there is only one shop in the village and cover some costs, such as staff salaries, rent, heating, lighting, and internet, up to 130 000 CZK. Applications will be open from 1 September to 15 October 2022.

The Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Czech Republic has announced the second call for the program Obchůdek 2021+ to support corner shops in rural areas. The region can use this program in case there is only one shop in the village and cover some costs, such as staff salaries, rent, heating, lighting, and internet, up to 130 000 CZK. Applications will be open from 1 September to 15 October 2022.

"I am very pleased that we have managed to increase the budget to support small rural shops in these difficult times. I believe that the regions will join the programme and thus support the preservation of basic services in small villages," says Minister of Industry and Trade Jozef Síkela.

The application for the subsidy is submitted by the regions, which will announce their subsidy programme for shops in their territory. Due to high inflation, energy, and fuel prices, the Ministry of Industry and Trade has increased the total subsidy for the programme from CZK 39 million to CZK 52 million, which will allow individual regions (outside the territory of the Capital City of Prague) to receive up to CZK 4 million in subsidies. The region can pay up to CZK 130,000 in operating aid to shops.

Published by a team of CzechTrade foreign office in Belgium Source: MPO.CZ