€5m Fund Announced to Support Reopening of Arts, Music and Entertainment Businesses

€5m Fund Announced to Support Reopening of Arts, Music and Entertainment Businesses

The Commercial Entertainment Capital Grant Scheme (CECGS) offers grants of €25k to organisations and companies reopening for staff, classes and audiences.

A new funding scheme to support businesses working in the arts and entertainment sector has just been announced by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media. The Commercial Entertainment Capital Grant Scheme (CECGS) is a once-off scheme with a funding allocation of €5 million and opens for applications on 14 October. 

The new scheme has been launched with the aim of supporting commercial businesses in the sector that operate from premises which have been negatively affected by the pandemic restrictions, including venues and companies offering music, entertainment, live performance, drama, and commercial classes in the arts. Charity organisations are not eligible for this fund. 

Applicants can apply for funding of up to €25,000 to facilitate capital works and purchase of equipment. Staging and streaming equipment, ventilation systems, weather protection for outdoor facilities, and health and safety equipment are among the purchases eligible for funding as part of the scheme. 

The deadline for applications is 28 October at 1pm. For further information, visit: https://bit.ly/3F5tEN6

Published on 30 September 2021

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