The European Commission has approved a €665 million Austrian scheme to support non-profit organisations (NPOs) and their related entities under the State aid Temporary Framework. The support will be granted by a fund established by the Austrian Government and will be available to all types and sizes of NPOs, with some exceptions (e.g. financial sector and political parties). The grant is limited to €800 000 per undertaking.
The Commission has restated that: “NPOs can have economic activities, non-economic activities, or both types of activities. State aid rules apply only where the beneficiary of the measure is an undertaking that is engaged in economic activities. The scheme provides that an NPO with both economic and non-economic activities must have separated accounts in place to ensure that the maximum aid amount for the support of the economic activities is not exceeded.”