Rent & Electricity Refund Scheme

Top-up of Rent Support Scheme

  • Rent scheme will be extended by a further 50% over and above the rent assistance provided for 2020
  • Applicable to those undertakings closed in March 2021
  • New applications for those approved under the Wage Supplement Scheme in 2021 will be accepted

Top-up of Electricity Support Scheme

  • The Electricity Support Scheme will be re-issued, covering June, July and August 2021
  • Scheme will be open to businesses closed in March 2021
  • The subsidy will cover 50% of the total electricity bill

 

More details to follow.

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Managing Authority: Malta Enterprise

Who can apply: Employers

Benefits:

Undertakings operating from business premises (any physical location through which business functions and/or processes are conducted, including commercial sites, industrial setups and offices) will be supported with a refund on their rent and electricity payments. 

  1. Electricity Bill Refund – Deadline extended to 30th September 2020

Businesses/self-employed individuals eligible for the Wage Supplement are eligible to a grant of up €1,500 per commercial account, covering 50% of the electrical power costs covering the period July to September 2020. Business that have multiple energy accounts (because they operate from multiple sites) may claim additional support, capped at €7,500.

More info here: https://covid19.maltaenterprise.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/01567-Utilities-Support-Scheme-Presentation-FINAL.pdf

  1. Rent Refund – Deadline: 9th October 2020
    Enterprises that have been granted the Wage Supplement will be able to apply for a grant of up to €2,500 by submitting their lease agreements. Guidelines attached.

These are temporary measures open to those undertakings who have received or are receiving support under the Wage Supplement Scheme. 

Guidelines: http://www.maltaenterprise.com/sites/default/files/Rent%20and%20Electricity%20Refund%20Incentive%20Guidelines%20%28Version%201.0%29_1.pdf  

Legislation: https://legislation.mt/eli/ln/2020/345/eng/pdf

Press Release: https://www.gov.mt/en/Government/DOI/Press%20Releases/Pages/2020/September/02/pr201644en.aspx

Support and clarifications in relation to this scheme may be obtained by contacting Business 1st by calling 144 during office hours or by sending an email to [email protected]