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Coronavirus – Support for Berlin's Businesses

Last updated on 16 June, 16:00

The spread of the Coronavirus currently poses not only a risk to our health, but also a great challenge to many of Berlin's businesses. In the short term, support such as bridge loans, credit guarantees, or liquidity assistance, as well as measures such as 'short-time work' (a short-term reduction in working hours and salary), may be of help.

In order for you to find quick and competent information about the current support measures available to you, we have put together an overview to help answer your general questions.

Coronavirus: Important General Information

+ Senate Chancellery of Berlin: Measures against the corona virus

+ Senate Department of Finance: Entschädigungen nach dem Infektionsschutzgesetz bei Tätigkeitsverboten und Quarantäne (Compensation in accordance with the Infection Protection Act in the event of bans on activity and quarantine, in German)

Support Programs at a Glance

Restart Support „Berliner InvestitionsBONUS“

With the new funding program "Berliner InvestitionsBONUS", solo self-employed persons as well as small and medium-sized enterprises from the tourism and event industry can also receive financial support for necessary future investments.

Applications can be submitted from 7 April. Information on the application process can be found on the website of Investitionsbank Berlin (in German).

Emergency Aid IV 8.0 (April - June 2022)

Emergency Aid IV 7.0 iscontinuedas Emergency Aid IV 8.0 forthefundingmonthsApril to June. Itisaimed at companies in Berlin'sculturalandmediasectorwith at least twoemployeesthathavebeenhitparticularlyhardbythe Corona crisis. Emergency Aid IV 8.0 canonlybeapplied for subsequently via thefederalgovernment'sTemporary Support IV.

Further informationbytheBerlin Senate Department for Culture and Europe here (in German).

Special Federal Fund for Trade Fairs and Exhibitions

In the case of a ban on public events, the Federal Government will pay up to 80 percent of the costs incurred for trade fairs and events scheduled to take place between 1 October 2021 and 30 September 2022. Registration for the program is required by 28 Feburary 2022.

Applications can be submitted until 15 November 2022.

Further information here (in German). 

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