Thursday, 18 February 2021
Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht
115. To ask the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht if sites (details supplied) will be eligible to apply for the tourism business continuity scheme; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [9243/21]
Budget 2021 provided a significant package of tax and fiscal measures to build the resilience of the economy and to help vulnerable but viable businesses across all sectors. A key measure in this regard is the Covid Restrictions Support Scheme (CRSS) which was introduced to support businesses significantly affected by restrictions introduced to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. I understand that the tourism attractions managed by the entity to which the Deputy refers are eligible for support under the CRSS.
The Tourism Business Continuity Scheme scheme, administered by Fáilte Ireland, will contribute to the fixed costs of identified strategic tourism businesses that are not eligible for CRSS to support their survival. The scheme is administered by Fáilte Ireland and the first phase of the scheme is now open for applicants.