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Factsheet for measure ES-2020-39/1901 – measures in Spain

Lines of rental aid for the self-employed in Andalusia

Líneas de ayudas para el alquiler para autónomos/as en Andalucía

Country Spain , applies regionally

    • – ES61 Andalucía
Time period Temporary, 22 September 2020 – 30 October 2021
Context COVID-19
Type Legislations or other statutory regulations
Category Supporting businesses to stay afloat
– Direct subsidies (full or partial) or damage compensation
Author Carlos Molina (UAB)
Measure added 28 April 2021 (updated 11 May 2021)

Background information

After several months of the health crisis caused by COVID-19, the lack of liquidity to meet the payment of financial obligations is posing a significant threat to the maintenance of the activity of the self-employed, especially in the case of those who were forced to stop their activity during the declaration of the state of alarm and have not yet been able to resume it, but they continue to have to face fixed expenses such as the rental income of the premises of their businesses and establishments.

In this context of the health crisis, there are certain groups of self-employed people who have been severely affected by the pandemic since they have not even had the opportunity to reopen their businesses, as has been the case of children's recreational establishments or once their activity has resumed, they have been forced to suspend it, as has happened to nightlife establishments that are exclusively dedicated to the consumption of beverages.

Content of measure

The Department of Employment, Training and Self-Employed Work of Andalusia launches two new lines of subsidies aimed at guaranteeing the liquidity of the self-employed and self-employed in Andalusia so that they can counteract the damage they are suffering, preserve the sustainability of their activity and maintain employment.

The amount dedicated to this call is €14 million, charged to the 2020 budget (€9 million for line 1 and €5 million for line 2)

There are two lines of aid:

A first line is intended to support the economic activity of self-employed persons, in general, allocating aid amounting to €1,200; the second, of €4,000, is specifically aimed at sustaining economic activity linked to nightlife and recreational establishments for children.

Use of measure

No information available.

Target groups

Workers Businesses Citizens
Does not apply to workers Solo-self-employed
Sector specific set of companies
Does not apply to citizens

Actors and funding

Actors Funding
Local / regional government
Regional funds

Social partners

Social partners' role in designing the measure and form of involvement:

Trade unions Employers' organisations
Role No involvement No involvement
Form Not applicable Not applicable

Social partners' role in the implementation, monitoring and assessment phase:

  • No involvement
  • Main level of involvement: N/A


No information of social partners in this policy measure has been reported.

Views and reactions

No information on the social partners' views has been reported.

Sectors and occupations

    • Economic area Sector (NACE level 2)
      R - Arts, Entertainment And Recreation R93 Sports activities and amusement and recreation activities

This case is not occupation-specific.


  • 22 September 2020: Decreto-ley 24/2020, de 22 de septiembre, por el que, con carácter extraordinario y urgente, se adoptan medidas en materia de empleo y servicios sociales, como consecuencia de la situación generada por el coronavirus (COVID-19) (


Eurofound (2021), Lines of rental aid for the self-employed in Andalusia, measure ES-2020-39/1901 (measures in Spain), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin,


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