The first phase of the Tourism Business Continuity Scheme is now open for applications from businesses in the follow categories who meet the eligibility criteria:
Outdoor activity providers
Tourism golf courses
Hop-on Hop-off bus tours
Cruise hire companies
Boat tours operators
Visitor attractions not eligible for CRSS
Caravan and camping / outdoor accommodation
Key criteria include:
As a result of COVID-19, a business’s average monthly turnover in the 4-month period October 2020 – January 2021 must be down at least 75% compared to the average monthly turnover for the period January to December 2019
The business must have a minimum annual turnover of €50,000
The business must not be eligible to apply for the Covid Restrictions Support Scheme (CRSS) or be eligible for funding through the Fáilte Ireland Coach Tourism Business Continuity Scheme or Ireland Based Inbound Agents Business Continuity Scheme.
The applicant business entity must not be in public ownership, nor manage/ operate a tourism asset on behalf of a public body.