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Grant for Existing Enterprises of Gyms, Playgrounds [27/5/2021]

The Action concerns the support in the form of a grant, of gyms, playgrounds, which were affected by the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19), as their operation has been suspended throughout the validity of the general restrictive measures in the country.

The aim of the Action is to support future operating expenses (which include employment costs, but also depreciation of fixed equipment), provide part of the liquidity required for resuming their services, as well as an incentive for maintaining their activities in the near future, thus indirectly supporting the retention of jobs.


16 million euros for all regions of the country.

The Action is co-financed by the European Social Fund (ESF) of the European Union and by national resources.

Beneficiaries of the Action

Very Small, Small and Medium Businesses providing services of gyms and playgrounds (regardless of legal form) which maintain  licensed professional headquarters, in a separate area to their residence.

Companies must be active in at least one of the following Activity Code Numbers:

  • 93.13.10 Services of fitness facilities
  •  Gym services of special gymnastics (aerobics, pilates, yoga etc)
  • Gym services with gym equipment or not
  • 93.11 Operation of sports facilities
  • 93.11.10 Sports facility operation services
  • Courts services (4x4, 5x5 etc) of football, basketball, tennis etc
  • Golf or mini golf course services
  • Swimming pool services
  • Go-kart services
  • Bowling venue services ή Bowling facilities
  • Playground services


Up to 18,000 euros per beneficiary enterprise

The subsidy per beneficiary company will be granted as a lump sum to cover future operating expenses.

The lump sum concerns 25% of the annual operating costs of 2019 and is attributed to the beneficiary company upon joining the Action, provided that it maintains its business for a period of 6 months from its financing decision.

Period for submission of investment projects

From 31/05/2021 at 12:00 am to 12/10/2021 at 17:00 pm.

Electronic application Submission

The funding application is submitted electronically through the web-based platform: 

Contact – Info

EPAnEK Information Office: 8 Dragatsaniou Street, in the center of Athens.

Opening hours: Monday to Friday from 10.00 am. to 2.00 pm.

Information by calling  801 11 36 300 from a household line, with a local phone charge,  from 9.00 am to 4.30 pm,

Information Points of EFEPAE & 

Call for funding proposal