A SUNNY Italian island is offering Brits £13,000 to move there – but there is a catch.
The popular holiday island of Sardinia is looking to boost its declining population and offers the cash to anyone looking to make the move.
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The island’s local government is prepared to spend £38 million on the project hoping to lure new residents.
However, there is a slight catch for those choosing to move to the Mediterranean island.
The offer stands only for people willing to move to certain areas of Sardinia- including regions with fewer than 3,000 residents.
Additionally, the money from the grant must be used to buy a house or renovate a property.
The amount received must not exceed half of the total cost of the property or the refurbishment.
Residents must live in Sardinia full-time and register as permanent residents within 18 months.
But it might be worth it as people will have the chance to live a stress-free life on the picturesque island.
Sardinia isn’t the only Italian town offering money to lure new residents.
The second biggest island in the Mediterranean, Sardinia boasts sandy beaches and breathtaking mountain views.
Sardinian President Christian Solinas explained the scheme and said it was all about creating new opportunities for Sardinians.
He said: “We have created the conditions for young people to decide to stay and (develop) the economic fabric of the most fragile territories.
“Thanks to the contributions to their first houses, this is strengthened and becomes fertile ground for those who will move there or decide to build a family.
“There can be no growth without a real enhancement of the territories, of the interior and most disadvantaged areas, which must pass through new policies for their repopulation.”
Sardinia is not the only Italian place offering cash to move there- another town in Italy is offering anyone who moves there a whopping £25,000.
It comes as another town has offered people £10,000 to move there – but there is a slight catch.
There’s another village that’s offering people £50,000 to move there but there is a major catch.