Sole entrepreneurs can apply for financing of EUR 2,000 to support the economic slowdown caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Ten municipalities in North Karelia, Finland, have agreed that sole entrepreneurs can apply for support centrally through a single service on the Business Joensuu website. The actual grant decision and possible payment will be made from the sole entrepreneur's municipality.
The website contains important questions and answers for sole entrepreneurs from the municipalities of Heinävesi, Ilomantsi, Joensuu, Kitee, Liperi, Nurmes, Outokumpu, Polvijärvi, Rääkkylä and Tohmajärvi.
The grant is conditional on the sole entrepreneur’s financial situation and turnover deteriorating as a result of the coronavirus epidemic after 16 March 2020 and that the sole entrepreneur’s company is considered to meet the conditions of a profitable business.
The grant may be paid for costs incurred between 16 March 2020 and 31 August 2020. The support can be applied for until 30 September 2020.