Wednesday, 10 February 2021

Questions (263)

Eoghan Murphy


263. Deputy Eoghan Murphy asked the Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media when applicants seeking funding through the tourism business continuity scheme will be informed if they have been successful; and the expected time between first application and receipt of funds. [6709/21]

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Written answers (Question to Tourism)

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 the Budget was the provision of business continuity funding to support strategic tourism businesses to be administered by Fáilte Ireland. The details of the first phase of the scheme was announced on 1st February and it will contribute to the fixed costs of identified strategic tourism businesses that are not eligible for CRSS to support their survival.

I have referred the Deputy's question to Fáilte Ireland for further details on the scheme. Please advise my private office if you do not receive a reply within ten working days.