Supporting local businesses in Porto: the programme starts today

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Supporting local businesses in Porto: the campaign comes into effect today, 3rd May, and the municipal investment can amount to as much as 500 thousand euros. The Municipality of Porto takes over the 2-euro rebate in purchase equal or greater than 20 euros, up to a maximum of 100 euros per buying, in retail business that are included in the programme. This support programme is in place until 30 July.

The municipal incentive programme aimed at supporting local, street and traditional businesses in Porto starts today. The support programme consists of the cash discount clearing to accessing shops, restaurants, cafeterias, barber shops, hairdressers, beauticians, and wellness activities – with the delivery of discount vouchers to acceding traders. For each 20 euros buying, the customer gets a 2 euro direct discount - and it is valid exclusively, in commercial establishments with an outdoor entrance and not larger than 250m2. The measure is entirely supported by Porto City Hall.

Accession to the programme is done via an appropriate application form – available at the Citizen Portal, aka, Portal do Munícipe or in-person at the Gabinete do Munícipe, upon previous appointment via the Linha Porto. 220 100 220, or by sending an email to, indicating “Adesão ao Programa de incentivo à atividade comercial” in the subject line. Traders are reimbursed upon presentation of copies of invoices.

Shopkeepers shall indicate the commercial certificate and the IBAN, and businesses must have zero income tax liabilities and no debts to Social Security.

All information is available at, via email or calling 222 097 106.