The differences in Zeeland are great. Goes is absolutely and relatively in the lead. Entrepreneurs and foundations in this municipality received $ 6.2 million from the NOW-2 pot. That’s converted 164 euros for each Goesenaar.
Noord-Beveland comes at the bottom of the list with less than four hundred thousand euros, all companies combined. But compared to the number of inhabitants, it is the municipality of Veere which obtains the lowest score: only 28 euros per Veerenaar. Visualize it on the map below.
According to Jaco de Bat of WEA Accountants & Adviseurs in Hulst, the small amounts in the municipalities of Veere and Sluis can be explained: “These municipalities have a lot of tourism. Think of beach tents or campsites. They had a good summer but the preseason was bad. So in a lot of cases they weren’t eligible for NOW 2.0. “
More than three thousand companies have applied for support for the first NOW program. In the second round, that number was much lower. According to De Bat, it has to do with a good summer in some industries, but companies have also become more cautious.
“The first time a request was made quickly because it was not yet clear. The second time the companies had experience with the program, so sometimes they became more cautious not to have to make payments. later. “
Zeeland’s list includes more than 1,050 companies and organizations. Omroep Zeeland has made them available in the table below, sorted by municipality. The amount they received (provisionally) is shown in the second column.