Support will be implemented to small and medium-sized enterprises affected by the re-announcement of state of emergency towards required expenses for urgent efforts to secure sales (A) and additional support on top of the national one-time support fund (B).
*Application may be submitted for only one of A:support to secure sales (subsidy) or B:additional support on top of national one-time support fund (benefit)

A:Support to secure sales (subsidy)

Application period

(1)Online application

Friday, March 26 – Friday, April 30 2021

(2)Mail application

Monday, April 5 – Friday, April 23 2021 (postmark valid)
*Confirmation of subsidy scheduled from end of April

Eligible applicants

Mainly restaurants and eatery-related enterprises in the prefecture affected by the re-announcement of state of emergency
(eligible if sales in January, February or March of 2021 decreased by more than 30% compared to the same month in 2019 or 2020.)
(business established before January 14, 2021)

Eligible business activities

Expenses required for initiatives such as market development to secure sales (initiatives made between Friday, January 1 – October 31, 2021)

Maximum subsidy

500,000yen(min. 200,000yen)

Subsidy rate

Within 9/10

〈Case examples to receive subsidy〉

  • Expenses for take-out and delivery
  • ・expenses to purchase equipment for take-out
    ・delivery bike
    ・expenses required to develop a takeout menu
    ・expenses required to establish an EC site
  • Expenses towards the development of new products and new business formats
  • Advertising expenses for flyers, DM and SNS to publicize the business
  • Expenses contributing towards countermeasures for infection against in-person services

B:Additional support on top of national one-time support fund (benefit)

Application period

Monday, April 5 – end of September 2021
(*)Variable depending on circumstance of national one-time support fund.

Eligible applicants

Small and medium-sized enterprises in the prefecture that received the (national) one-time support fund

Maximum subsidy

(*)benefit of 200,000yen if more than 300,000yen paid towards rent (monthly amount) can be confirmed for the business (confirmed by national rent support benefit)

Subsidy rate

Application page: 9am on Friday, March 26)
Note: Please keep all receipts and payment confirmation slips as they will be required to confirm purchases made.


Shiga prefecture management enhancement support call center
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