Business.gov.nl
Logo of the Dutch government

Corona support for entrepreneurs

This information is provided by

Netherlands Chamber of Commerce, KVK | Netherlands Enterprise Agency RVO | Tax and Customs Administration, Belastingdienst

Corona support measures are still in place for sectors that are affected by the corona crisis. For example, because their business had to close their doors. This page lists the support schemes that are still available.

Repaying corona support

Did you make use of the NOW, TVL, Tozo, or TONK scheme and do you need to repay some of the received support? Read more about whether or not you have to repay corona support.

Paying taxes after a special extension

The special tax payment extension with the Tax Administration ended on 31 March 2022. You will have to pay your taxes on time again. You have to start repaying the money you were granted the special extension for on 1 October 2022. You have 60 months to do so. Or you can come to a payment settlement with the Tax Administration.

Decree on Social Assistance to the Self-Employed (Bbz)

Are you a business owner with financial problems? You may be able to apply for support from the Decree on Social Assistance to the Self-Employed (Besluit bijstandverlening zelfstandigen, Bbz). Apply for the Bbz at your municipality. Read more about Bbz.

Help with retraining

There are a number of support schemes and subsidies for retraining or improving your skills. Read more about retraining for entrepreneurs and their employees.

Free coaching

Are you an SME entrepreneur with problems caused by the corona crisis? Then you can apply for free professional coaching from the Entrepreneurs Sounding Board (Stichting Ondernemersklankbord, OKB).

Support for retaining long-term sick care works (Blzz)

Are you a healthcare provider? If you have employees suffering from long COVID due to a previous corona infection, you can apply for a subsidy.

Subsidy schemes for cancelled events

There are subsidy schemes for events that were cancelled due to corona. You can apply for compensation for costs incurred. The earlier TRSEC subsidy for events cancelled due to corona measures and ATE subsidy for events cancelled due to corona measures are now closed. The Event Guarantee Subsidy scheme 2022 (SEG) is a combination of the TRSEC and ATE schemes. It is not yet known when this scheme will open for applications.

Support in the cultural sector

Has your cultural business or organisation suffered losses due to the corona crisis? And are you looking for a loan to continue with your business or sole proprietorship in the cultural sector? Then you can apply for the Culture Capital Loan.

Are you looking for funding for new productions, programmes, projects or products? Then you may be able to apply for a start-up loan for cultural enterprises.

You may also be able to apply for a Performing Arts Fund subsidy or be eligible for a loan.

Subsidy for top-level sports events

Do you organise Top Sports events? And did you have less turnover because fewer spectators were allowed to attend? Under certain conditions, you can apply for a subsidy for (part of) the costs. Read more about the subsidy scheme for Top Sports competitions and Top Sports events COVID-19 (in Dutch).

Credits and loans

The government has made extra money available for existing and new credit schemes. For more information, or to apply, click the link to the specific scheme:

There were temporary credit loans made available because of the corona crisis. Existing credit schemes were also temporarily extended. Do you need to repay a credit or loan? Read more about repaying corona credits and loans.

This information is provided by

Netherlands Chamber of Commerce, KVK
Netherlands Enterprise Agency RVO
Tax and Customs Administration, Belastingdienst
FAQPartnersContactAbout usDisclaimerPrivacy and cookiesAccessibilityOndernemersplein (Dutch)Business.gov.nl is an initiative of:Netherlands Chamber of Commerce, KVKNetherlands Enterprise Agency, RVOImmigration and Naturalisation Service, INDTax and Customs Administration, BelastingdienstGovernment.nlStatistics Netherlands, CBSNetherlands Vehicle Authority, RDWDigital Trust CenterEuropean Commission Point of Single ContactBusiness.gov.nl is the Dutch Point of Single Contact for entrepreneurs.Accessibility level: W3C WAI-AA WCAG 2.1