New non-repayable grants up to 10,000 euros: here’s for whom and how to apply

New grants arriving for the collective catering: this is the bonus up to 10,000 euros provided for by the Sostegni bis decree (dl 73/2021). Finally everything is ready for the presentation of the application, to be sent by deadline of 20 June. The model and the instructions for the compilation they were approved with the provision of the Revenue Agency of May 3, 2022.

Below we see what are the necessary requirements, how to file to obtain non-repayable loans, and the amount of the long-awaited contribution from the categories belonging to the collective catering sector.

New non-repayable grants up to 10,000 euros: requirements and how to apply

Lost fund collective catering: the deadlines mark on the calendar

The non-repayable grant for the collective catering the Sostegni bis decree was established by article 43-bis of legislative decree 73/2021. In total, 100 million euros were allocated to financially support the canteen and catering activities damaged by the pandemic.

The joint implementation decree of the Ministries of Economic Development and the Economy was published on 23 December 2021 and identified the audience of beneficiaries, the requirements and the method of allocating the funds. The Revenue Agency is in charge of the management of requests, the proportional distribution of the funds and the disbursement of the contribution. All relevant details can be found in the provision of 3 May 2022.

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Provision AdE n. 151077/2022 of May 3
Definition of the information content, methods and terms for submitting the application for the recognition of the grant referred to in article 43-bis of the decree-law of 25 May 2021, n. 73, converted, with modifications, by the law of 23 July 2021, n. 106

There are two dates to be marked on the calendar: the first is June 6, the day when you can start submitting applications. There deadline within which to submit your request to the Revenue Agency is June 20.

The requirements of the beneficiaries

The collective catering contribution is intended for companies that perform catering services defined by a contract with a client, public or private, for the non-occasional catering of a delimited and defined communityfor example schools, universities, offices, barracks and hospital, welfare, social-health and prison facilities.

In order to access the non-repayable fund, companies must meet the following requirements:

  • carry out an activity identified by the Ateco code 56.29.10 (“Canteens”) or 56.29.20 (“Continuous catering on a contractual basis”);
  • have suffered a reduction in revenues in 2020 of no less than 15% compared to 2019;
  • be duly constituted, registered and active in the Business Register on the date of submission of the application;
  • have a legal or operational headquarters located on the national territory;
  • present an amount of revenues in the year 2019 generated for at least 50% by the fees for collective catering contracts.

For companies established in 2019, the determination of the decrease in turnover envisaged by the law will be calculated on the basis of the taxable values ​​of the invoices issued and the certified payments in the reference infra-annual periods.

Instructions for submitting the application

The templateto request the grant, it must be sent by the deadline of 20 June 2022 electronically, using:

  • the telematic channels of the Revenue Agency;
  • the web service available in the reserved area of ​​the portal Invoices and Fees of the Agency’s website.
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The transmission can also be carried out by an intermediary delegated to consult the fiscal drawer or to the service of consultation and acquisition of electronic invoices of the Invoices and Considerations portal; alternatively, the applicant can grant a specific proxy.

As stated in the instructionsthe application must contain the indication:

  • possession of the required requisites;
  • the absence of causes of exclusion or impediments;
  • the number of employees as of 31 December 2019 necessary for the purpose of allocating the allocated financial resources;
  • compliance with the conditions and limits of section 3.1 of the Temporary Framework (Communication from the European Commission of 19 March 2020 C (2020) 1863 final “Temporary framework for state aid measures to support the economy in the current COVID emergency – 19 “and subsequent amendments).
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How much is the non-repayable grant

The financial resources are divided equally among all the subjects who have validly presented the request, and the non-repayable contribution due can reach up to a maximum of 10,000 euros.

The available fund is divided by assigning each beneficiary a amount determined by applying a percentage to the difference between the average monthly amount of revenues relating to the 2021 tax period and the average monthly amount of the same revenues referring to 2019:

  • 60%, for subjects with 2019 revenues not exceeding 400 thousand euros;
  • 50%, for subjects with 2019 revenues exceeding € 400 thousand and up to € 1 million;
  • 40%, for subjects with 2019 revenues exceeding € 1 million and up to € 2 million.

Any remaining financial resources will be divided among all the beneficiaries taking into consideration the number of employees of each company compared to the sum of the employees of all the companies that have submitted the request and for which the contribution is due, without prejudice to the conditions of the Temporary Framework currently in force.

The due contribution will come credited directly to the current account of the beneficiary indicated in the application.

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