The Hospitality Transition Support Scheme was established in June 2021 to support local businesses in the Hospitality and Catering sectors, in light of the impact of ongoing border restrictions introduced in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Scheme provided financial assistance in the form of a grant, equivalent to three times an eligible businesses annual rates bill for each of its commercial premises.
It is intended that this funding will support the sector over the transitional period of the three months of June, July and August 2021.
To be eligible, businesses were required to declare that they have been financially affected (25% or more reduction in turnover) by trading restrictions as a result of COVID-19.
Applications for the Hospitality Transition Support Scheme opened on Friday 18 June 2021 and closed on Friday 30 July 2021.
Businesses operating in the Hospitality and Catering sectors may be eligible for support under the Extended Support for July and August 2021. More information on this support is available on the Department for Enterprise’s website.