Updated on March 24th, 2020 at 3:15 p.m.

In this unprecedented crisis, the public sector quickly and unbureaucratically promised support for the self-employed, freelancers and small businesses. The federal government’s emergency aid has been resolved since Monday, March 23. Many countries already offer aid packages that you can apply for online.

We have put together an overview of the grants and where you can apply for them here. We will update the article continuously.

Emergency aid from the federal government

The federal government offers One-off payments for 3 months on. You have to get these grants do not repay.

As a prerequisite for the application you have to economic damage from the corona virus can demonstrate.

That sounds harder than it actually is. All you have to do is state that your business was running smoothly before March 2020 and that the concrete damage only occurred after March 11th. The background: On March 11, the WHO declared COVID-19 a pandemic.

Once you have done that, you will receive the following financial injections:

  • Up to 9,000 euros receive companies with a maximum of 5 employees.
  • Up to 15,000 euros get companies with up to 10 employees.

Emergency aid from the federal states

Unless otherwise stated, the grants are also from the federal states One-off payments without repayment. As a rule, it also applies here that the Damage after March 11th must have occurred.

Baden-Wuerttemberg

  • Up to 9,000 euros for three months for solo self-employed and companies with up to 5 employees,
  • Up to 15,000 euros for three months for companies with up to 10 employees,
  • Up to 30,000 euros for three months for companies with up to 50 employees

You should turn off applications Wednesday evening (March 25th) digitally. You can find out in advance from the country’s Ministry of Economic Affairs.

Bavaria

  • Up to 5,000 euros for companies with a maximum of 5 employees
  • Up to 7,500 euros for companies with a maximum of 10 employees
  • Up to 15,000 euros for companies with a maximum of 50 employees
  • Up to 30,000 euros for companies with a maximum of 250 employees

Bavaria also provides an overview of converting part-time workers and 450 euro jobs to full-time workers:

  • Employees up to 20 hours = factor 0.5
  • Employees up to 30 hours = factor 0.75
  • Employees over 30 hours = factor 1
  • Employees on a 450 euro basis = factor 0.3

Berlin

The Berlin aid program is limited to solo and small businesses

  • Up to 5,000 companies get a maximum of 5 employees

Brandenburg

  • Up to 5,000 euros for companies with a maximum of 2 employees
  • Up to 10,000 euros for companies with a maximum of 5 employees
  • Up to 15,000 euros for companies with a maximum of 15 employees
  • Up to 30,000 euros for companies with a maximum of 50 employees
  • Up to 60,000 euros for companies with a maximum of 100 employees

Bremen

The city-state supports the self-employed, freelancers and small businesses with less than 10 employees. Receive this:

  • Up to 5,000 Euro normally
  • Up to 20,000 euros in justified individual cases

Hamburg

  • Up to 2,500 euros for solo self-employed
  • Up to 5,000 euros for companies with less than 20 employees
  • Up to 10,000 euros for companies with 10 to 50 employees
  • Up to 25,000 euros for companies with 51 to 250 employees

The exact details of the application can be found during the week at the city of Hamburg.

Hesse

The state of Hesse currently offers no emergency aid in the form of one-off grants. You can, however, create one specially created for the Corona crisis Promotional loans apply to the Hessen Economic and Infrastructure Bank.

Mecklenburg-West Pomerania

There are also in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania at the moment no immediate grants. However, freelancers and small businesses get special corona loans up to a maximum of 20,000 euros. For this you can have yourself registered at the Society for Structural and Labor Market Development.

Lower Saxony

Companies with less than 50 employees should receive a one-time grant from up to 20,000 euros can apply.

You can apply from Wednesday March 25th at the NBank.

North Rhine-Westphalia

If you have between 10 and 50 employees in your company, you will soon be entitled to a grant from maximum 25,000 euros. Exact details on how to apply are not yet known.

Rhineland-Palatinate

In Rhineland-Palatinate, there are currently no emergency aid for the self-employed and small businesses. You can find an overview of other grants, such as loans, at the state’s Ministry of Economic Affairs.

Saarland

For companies with up to 10 employees, Saarland offers grants based on sales.

  • Up to 3,000 euros with a maximum turnover of 200,000 euros
  • Up to 6,000 euros with a maximum turnover of 400,000 euros
  • Up to 10,000 euros with sales of 400,000 to 700,000 euros

Saxony

In Saxony, the state government provides interest-free loans for small businesses. The height: 5,000 to 50,000 euros.

Saxony-Anhalt

The state government is currently working on one Immediate help program for solo self-employed and small businessesn. As soon as there are details, we will inform you here.

Schleswig-Holstein

Thuringia

  • Up to 5,000 euros for companies with a maximum of 5 employees
  • Up to 10,000 euros for companies with a maximum of 10 employees
  • Up to 20,000 euros for companies with a maximum of 25 employees
  • Up to 30,000 euros for companies with a maximum of 50 employees