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Coronavirus Business Support Scheme

CBSS for customer facing businesses - July/August 2021

The Economic Recovery Group has announced the extension of support measures for businesses and self-employed persons that have been negatively impacted by the rise in COVID-19 cases throughout July and August 2021.

 

CBSS for Travel and Tourism businesses

Extensions to the CBSS have been made on an ongoing basis for eligible Travel and Tourism businesses which remain financially affected by the continuing restrictions placed on the Island's borders due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Further details, including the online application form, scheme eligibility and guidelines can be found at the Department for Enterprise's Coronavirus Business Support Scheme page. 

More information on support available for businesses operating in the Travel & Tourism sectors.

 

CBSS Timeline 

The following timeline has been included for reference,

July 2021: It was announced on 23 July that the CBSS scheme will reopen to provide a £1,000 grant payment to those customer facing businesses that have been negatively impacted by the recent increased in COVID-19 cases

April 2021: It was announced on 1 April that in recognition of the circuit break extension, the CBSS – Circuit Break (March 2021) will run a further £1,000 automatic payment for designated sectors to allow for the potential two week lead-in to reopening. Applications for the Scheme will remain open until 30 April 2021.

April 2021: CBSS Round 5. The CBSS was amended to allow an additional round of funding to certain eligible businesses in the Tourism and Travel related sectors who have suffered a 50% reduction in turnover caused by the Island’s border restrictions. The support offered relates to loss of earnings during the period January, February and March 2021. The Scheme closes on 31 July 2021.

March 2021: Following the extension of the March 2021 circuit break lockdown, it was announced that additional funding of £1,000 per business would be made available through the CBSS – Circuit Break (March 2021). In addition, applications for the Scheme will remain open until 30 April 2021.

March 2021: CBSS – Circuit Break (March 2021) was announced to provide grant assistance to support local businesses and self-employed individuals in designated sectors which are financially affected by the Circuit Break Lockdown. The Scheme will be open for applications from the 3 March to 30 April 2021. 

January 2021: CBSS CBL. The CBSS CBL was established to provide grant assistance to support local businesses and self-employed individuals in designated sectors which were financially affected by the Circuit Break Lockdown.  The Scheme was closed on the 31 January 2021. 

January 2021: CBSS Round 4. The CBSS was amended to allow an additional round of funding to certain eligible businesses in the Tourism and Travel related sectors who have suffered a 50% reduction in turnover caused by the Island’s border restrictions. The support offered relates to loss of earnings during the period October, November and December 2020. The Scheme closes on 30 April 2021. 

October 2020: CBSS Round 3The CBSS was amended to allow an additional round of funding to certain eligible businesses in the Tourism and Travel related sectors who have suffered a 50% reduction in turnover caused by the Island’s border restrictions. The support offered related to loss of earnings during the period July, August and September 2020. The Scheme closed on 31st January 2021. 

July 2020: CBSS Round 2The CBSS was amended to allow an additional round of funding to certain eligible businesses in the Tourism and Travel related sectors who have suffered a 50% reduction in turnover caused by the Island’s border restrictions. The support offered related to loss of earnings during the period April, May and June 2020. The Scheme closed on 31st October 2020. 

March 2020: CBSSThe CBSS was established to provide grant assistance to support businesses in designated sectors that were financially affected by the measures announced as part of the Isle of Man’s response to the initial outbreak of COVID-19 in the Island. The Scheme closed on 6th July 2020