Commercial funding for tourism: OeHT investment loan and sustainability bonus
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Funding is provided for investments in the tourism or leisure sector in the fields of:
- quality improvement;
- business-size optimisation, offer diversification and innovation;
- setting up and improving tourist infrastructure facilities;
- setting up or improving staff accommodation and other facilities for employees; and
- environment- and safety-related facilities and accessibility.
Funding is provided for investments in tangible and intangible fixed assets with eligible costs of between EUR 500 000 and EUR 7.14 million.
Basic funding consists of a subsidised investment loan from the OeHT of at least EUR 350 000 and a maximum of EUR 5 million (loan-to-value ratio of up to 70% of costs eligible for funding), with an interest subsidy from the federal government of up to 2% per year (10‑year term).
In combination with the subsidised investment loan, it is possible to apply for a ‘sustainability bonus’ for sustainability-relevant parts of an investment. This subsidy, amounting to 7% of the sustainability-relevant partial investment (but with a maximum of EUR 350 000) is intended in particular to incentivise investments in the three fields of ecology (energy, resources, emissions), employees/regions (accommodation, vacant premises and cooperation) and the economy (business handover, digitisation).
Individual provinces grant follow-up funding to these federal funding instruments. Further information on this can be found on the OeHT’s product page (→ OeHT) .
Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the tourism or leisure sector.
These rules apply to entrepreneurs from EU Member States in Austria.
Applications can be submitted at any time on the OeHT client portal (→ OeHT).
The application for funding must be submitted to the OeHT, which also administers the remainder of the process, from reviewing the application, through making the decision, to ultimately disbursing the payment. Applications must be submitted via the OeHT client portal (→ OeHT).
The documents required will be listed on the → OeHT’s product page and/or during submission via the OeHT client portal.
Costs and fees
The current costs are listed on the → OeHT’s product page.
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