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Strategic Capacity Scheme

Thank you for your interest in the Coronavirus Strategic Capacity Scheme.

The Strategic Capacity Scheme was established in March 2020 to support Tourist Accommodation businesses through Round 1 (1 April until 30 June 2020) and Round 2 (1 July until 30 September 2020) funding periods with a focus on supporting 'mothballing' and 'local supply chain' costs.

The Scheme has been further extended to cover Round 3 funding (1 October until 31 December 2020) and Round 4 funding (1 January until 31 March 2021) which aims to provide support to eligible tourist accommodation businesses for fixed overheads over the winter months when trading may be difficult.

The purpose of the Scheme is to provide financial assistance to Tourist Accommodation businesses. This is to ensure the Island retains its strategic tourist accommodation capacity during the COVID-19 crisis. The Scheme is intended to assist a more rapid recovery as the situation improves.

Round 1 and 2 are now closed.

Applications for Round 3 will remain open until January 2021. Any issues with submitted applications must be resolved by 28 February 2021.

Please email accommodation.dfe@gov.im to request the link to the online application form for Round 3.

Applications for Round 4 opens on 1 January 2021 and closes on 30 April 2021. Any issues with submitted applications must be resolved by 31 May 2021.

All queries regarding the Strategic Capacity Scheme should be directed to accommodation.dfe@gov.im or +44 1624 686663

Further details, including the online application form, scheme eligibility, guidelines and additional resources can be found at the Department for Enterprise's Coronavirus Strategic Capacity Scheme page