Paris Council welcomes a 200-million-euro grant scheme

Published by Charlene S. · Photos by My B. · Published on 18 May 2020 at 17h32 · Updated on 19 May 2020 at 14h40
Paris Council has welcomed an aid scheme to support Parisian companies and cultural players in town as they are struggling amid the coronavirus epidemic.

Stores shutting down, cultural events cancelling… The coronavirus epidemic spared no storekeeper in Paris, especially during confinement has they had to close. A deficiency that is severely impacting all economic players. A museum in ten might close permanently! So, to help Parisian companies, Paris city hall has made a series of measures to financially support their activity.

First, Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo has planned a support scheme for storekeepers and restaurateurs in town. A recovery plan that includes – among others – the exemption of business funders’ leases for 6 months, quashing of charges for terrace right or special fees for non-household waste are also part of these measures. Here is the detailed plan supporting storekeepers.

Support scheme for culture

As for cultural players, Paris Council has passed a series of measures. Movie theaters, theaters, concert venues still being banned from opening, the cultural sector is badly impacted by the health crisis. Paris city plans a month for culture in August during which orders placed to artists will be shows to the people to encourage creation in the fields of music, performing art and visual art.

Paris Council also voted to add €500,000 to the emergency funds for the music sector managed by the Centre National de la Musique. Same action for the emergency funds for performing arts that will get extra €700,000 and €50,000 will be given to the Société des Auteurs et Compositeurs Dramatiques [Society of Dramatic Authors and Composers]. All in all, the recovery plan will cost €200 million. By the way, the White Night – expected this Fall – is sustained. Last but not least, Paris has promised to be “attentive to the movie sector” and support independent movie theaters that may need it.

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