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COVID – SPORT III Ski resorts

CURRENTLY: As of March 8 2021, the Ministry of Industry and Trade announced that it could start issuing decisions and pay subsidies under this program. The call was announced by the European Commission.

The Ministry of Industry and Trade has prepared a compensation program for ski resorts with regards to their seasonal opening regime i.e. they can only be open a few weeks / months a year. The support will be provided as a subsidy for operating costs such as energy costs, rents, depreciation of operating equipment, overheads and more. The approved aid respects the temporary framework of the European Commission according to which subsidies of up to 800,000 EUR can currently be provided in connection with the coronavirus COVID-19 disease. The Ministry of Industry and Trade will notify the program to the European Commission.

An allocation of 1 billion CZK will be set aside for the implementation of the program. The expected drawdown is around 750 mil.

Purpose / conditions: The aim is to mitigate the negative effects of restrictions associated with measures to combat the COVID-19 pandemic and to provide support to those entrepreneurs who were directly restricted since December 27, 2020 on the basis of crisis measures in the form of operation and management of ski resorts, which led to a significant decrease in sales and thus the liquidity of these businesses.

Maximum amount of support: The maximum amount of support per beneficiary depends on the number and structure of transport facilities, where 1 place includes compensation of 210 CZK for basic lifts, 340 CZK for non-detachable chairlifts or 530 CZK for detachable chairlifts per day. The highest possible daily allowance is further determined by the amount calculated as 50% of the current average daily cost of operation for the past 3 seasons. The beneficiaries are entitled to the lower of the amounts calculated per day.

Decisive period: December 27, 2020 - January 22, 2021

Receipt of applications: from February 15, 2021 from 9 AM - March 18

Method of submission: Through the information system accessible from the AIS MIT Portal. Pay attention! Before working on the portal, it is necessary to establish an active identity of a physical person (account), the so-called eIdentity. Applications can be submitted, modified and evaluated, but the release of grant funds will be possible only after the notification of the Program by the European Commission, which is still ongoing. All necessary confirmations and forms are prepared for the applicant in the information system.

Details and conditions:

  • Support for entrepreneurs will be provided retrospectively according to the number of days for which the establishments were closed. (starting December 27, 2020)
  • The minimum length of this period is 50 days, the maximum 103 days (subject to exceptions)  
  • The support will be provided in accordance with Act No. 218/2000 Coll., On budgetary rules and on the amendment of some related acts, as amended, in the form of a subsidy for operating costs.

Before submitting the application, study the complete documentation on the website of the Ministry of Industry and Trade.

The following contact can be used for direct questions about the call and the program:

Ing. Jan Piskáček

Director of the SME Infrastructure and Energy Programs Department

Ministry of Industry and Trade

phone number: +420 224 855 173