The Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Sport, Gaeltacht and Media, Catherine Martin T.D. has announced details of the next two phases of Fáilte Ireland’s Strategic Tourism Business Continuity Scheme. The Minister made the announcement in Cork where she held meetings with members of Cork’s tourism industry.
Phases 4 and 5 of the Strategic Tourism Business Continuity Scheme will provide financial support to visitor attractions, outdoor tourism activity operators and tourism accommodation providers. Earlier phases of the Tourism Business Continuity Programme prioritised the provision of funding to a wide spectrum of tourism businesses who were unable to qualify for the Covid Restrictions Support Scheme (CRSS).
Phase 4 will support eligible visitor attractions and outdoor activity operators, including tourism golf courses and boat tour operators. The maximum grant amount is €800,000.
Phase 5 will apply to eligible Fáilte Ireland approved tourism accommodation providers such as hotels, guesthouses, hostels, holiday camps, caravan and camping parks, self-catering and B&Bs. The maximum grant amount is €800,000.
Both Schemes will open for applications on the 5th August 2021 and close on 17th September 2021.