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Coronavirus Business Adaptation Grant now available

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A new Coronavirus Business Adaptation Grant has been launched to support all Isle of Man businesses that are having to diversify their offering as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Any Isle of Man business that can demonstrate they have been affected by the pandemic and have a viable plan to continue subject to the adaption proposed, can now apply to the Department for Enterprise to cover 50% of any of the costs involved in the adaption (this excludes large retailers). 

Laurence Skelly MHK, Minister for Enterprise, commented: 

‘The Island has a history of evolution and adaptation and this new grant looks to support those businesses that are diversifying their offering in this current unprecedented climate. As we navigate these uncertain times I would like to thank all of our local companies who are showing such resilience and innovation for the benefit of our Island.’ 

Possible examples of diversification include:

  • A Distillery looking to make Hand Sanitiser
  • An affected business looking to invest in improved IT infrastructure to enable remote working 

Full details on the scheme can be found here: 

To find out more about the financial support schemes for businesses and individuals affected by Coronavirus, please visit: //covid19support. To enquire please use the online form here: Completed applications forms can be sent to