AMUNT PERSIANES - APARADORS VIUS 

Grants to improve the exterior attractiveness of shops through the change of shutters - 2022 Call 

Barcelona City Council, through Barcelona Activa, is promoting the call for subsidies Amunt persianes - Aparadors vius  (Raise the shutters – Living Shop Windows), with the aim of improving the external attractiveness of the commercial establishments and, consequently, shopping streets, by means of changing the exterior so-called blind shutters for shutters that allow you to see the inside of the store with the shutters down, such as moulded, mesh shutters, or any other type of shutter that makes it easier to see the shop window outside of opening hours.   

WHO CAN PRESENT APPLICATIONS?

Applications may be submitted by individuals or entities who are the owners of commercial activities, services, restaurants, night time leisure and tourist accommodation in establishments on the ground floor and/or at street level in the urban fabric of Barcelona and who comply with the conditions and requirements detailed in section 6 of the call (see the call document in the “Documents of reference” section of this website). 

WHICH EXPENSES CAN BE SUBSIDISED?

Replacements for blind shutters can be subsidised to allow the interior of the premises to be seen, with a maximum of 3 shutters per applicant. 

Expenditures which are considered eligible for subsidies include the replacement of shutters, and costs directly related to the supply, transport and installation of the shutters according to the requirements specified in the call document.

Only invoices issued from 1st January, 2022 to 31st December, 2022 will be eligible. Exceptionally, invoices dated up to 31st January, 2023 may be accepted, provided that the invoice specifies that the work has been carried out during 2022. 

 

AMOUNT OF THE SUBSIDY

A budget appropriation of €1,000,000 has been allocated for this non-competitive call for tenders.

The amount of the grant is determined according to the following amounts: 

  • Maximum grant amount of 2,000 Euros for each change of shutter. A maximum of 6,000 Euros will be subsidised to the same individual or entity.
  • The subsidy may exceed 50% of the amount invoiced for the shutter, but in no case may the subsidised amount, together with other aid from other administrations that the beneficiary may receive, exceed the amount invoiced, excluding taxes. 
  • These subsidies are incompatible with other municipal subsidies that may have the same purpose.

HOW AND WHEN TO APPLY FOR THE SUBSIDY

The period for submitting applications is from the day after the publication of the announcement of the Call in the Official Gazette of the Province of Barcelona (BOPB) until 30th September, 2022 or until the exhaustion of the budget available

You must submit your application online on the Portal de Tràmits of Barcelona City Council

MORE INFORMATION

  • Consult the documents we offer on this page.
  • If you have any doubts, you can contact proximitat@barcelonactiva.cat, with the subject “Amunt persianes - Aparadors vius”.

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