Wednesday, 17 February 2021
Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht
Covid-19 Pandemic Supports
My colleague the Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment has in place a range of business and financial supports available to help businesses impacted by the COVID-19 crisis and these can be viewed at the following link . This includes a new scheme called the COVID Business Aid Scheme (CBAS) which is aimed at those businesses who fall outside the eligibility requirements for CRSS.
Supports such as the Pandemic Unemployment Payment (PUP) and the CRSS will continue to be made available to those impacted. The Employment Wage Subsidy Scheme (EWSS) is also available to help maintain people in jobs.
Primary support for the arts and the largely not for profit sector is delivered by the Arts Council. The Council have in place a number of new and enhanced funding programmes which have been introduced in response to COVID-19.In addition, the Council supports a number of resource and representative organisations to provide advice and information to artists within their given sector and many of these are providing support and advice online. Further information on these resource organisations can be accessed on the Arts Council website at the following link: