• Cyril McAree

Application Deadline Extended For Fáilte Ireland’s €26million COVID-19 Adaptation Fund

The deadline for applications under Fáilte Ireland’s COVID-19 Adaptation Fund has been extended from 8th October 2020 to 31st October 2020.

The COVID-19 Adaptation Fund aims to help tourism and hospitality businesses offset some of the costs incurred in adapting their premises or operations. Costs including those for barriers and protective screens, the development of outdoor areas, technology, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and sanitiser are covered.

Encouraging tourism and hospitality businesses to apply, Mary Stack, Head of Product Development at Fáilte Ireland, said:“Thousands of tourism and hospitality businesses have incurred costs while adapting their premises or operations to re-open safely. Fáilte Ireland’s COVID-19 Adaptation Fund has been designed to contribute to these costs. Amongst other criteria, businesses must be open to be eligible to apply for the COVID-19 Adaptation Fund. Therefore, to ensure that as many eligible businesses as possible have the opportunity to open in line with Government guidelines and avail of the Fund, Fáilte Ireland is extending the application deadline by over 3 weeks to October 31st.  I’d encourage tourism and hospitality businesses not to delay in checking the eligibility criteria on www.failteireland.ie.” To qualify for Fáilte Ireland’s COVID-19 Adaptation Fund, eligible businesses must:

  • be open at the time of application (an exception will be made where a Government-mandated closure has been ordered for businesses that were already open);

  • comply fully with Fáilte Ireland’s Guidelines for Re-opening and;

  • have completed the Fáilte Ireland COVID-19 Safety Charter.

Tourism and hospitality businesses can check if they are eligible for the Adaptation Fund and apply now at www.failteireland.ie/covid-19-adaptation-fund.

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