Coronavirus Information

The Department for Enterprise has announced extensions to financial support schemes for Travel and Tourism businesses which remain financially affected by the continuing restrictions placed on the Island's borders due to the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as additional support for Isle of Man businesses towards adaptation.

MEASURES FOR BUSINESSES & SELF-EMPLOYED:

Hospitality Transition Support Scheme

The Hospitality Transition Support Scheme was established in June 2021 to provide grant assistance to support local businesses in the Hospitality and Catering sectors that have been financially affected due to the global COVID-19 pandemic.

The Scheme provides financial assistance to eligible businesses based on three times a business’ annual rates bill for 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.

Business Adaptation Grant

The Business Adaptation Grant is formed provides financial assistance in the form of a grant payment to support the costs of adapting a business and/or to provide support towards essential ongoing operating costs. 

This support can be used for adjustments including but not limited to; modifications to facilities, protective screens, rent on additional space leased and ventilation works to improve indoor air quality from an outside source.

 

NOW CLOSED: CBSS – Circuit Break (March 2021)

Offers grant assistance up to £3,500 to support businesses with eligible business overheads. Applications for this Scheme closed on Friday 14th May 2021.

 

NOW CLOSED: CBSS - Business Premises Support Scheme

Provides grant assistance to support local businesses in designated sectors that have been financially affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, operating in two parts:

  • Rates Payment: Offers financial support in the form of a grant payment to eligible businesses, equivalent to a business' annual rates bill for each of its commercial premises.
  • £250 Payment: Offers a one-off payment of £250 for each of the applicant's commercial premises within the hospitality and catering sector that would normally open on Saturdays and/or Sundays and either a) closed earlier than usual; or b) didn’t open at all on either Saturday 27th or Sunday 28th February 2021 in line with Government advice issued that weekend.

Applications for this Scheme closed on Friday 14th May 2021.

 

If you have a business within the tourism and travel sector, please click the relevant button below:

I’M A REGISTERED VISITOR ACCOMMODATION PROVIDER

I’M A TOURISM/TRAVEL SOLE TRADER/SELF-EMPLOYED INDIVIDUAL

I’M A TOURISM/TRAVEL COMPANY WITH STAFF

Are you eligible? 

Potential applicants who are unsure of their eligibility, may contact the Department by telephone on 687333 or by completing the brief online enquiry form which can be found at www.gov.im/businessenquiries

 

Other Support Available

The Isle of Man Government has set out additional measures to support local businesses throughout the disruption caused by COVID-19.

This includes the following measures for employers, self-employed and employees.

Employers

Self-employed

Employees

For enquiries regarding any of the schemes listed above, please complete our online enquiry form.

NEWS

  • Coronavirus Business Adaptation Grant Extended to Further Sectors

  • A Further £2,293,000 Paid to Businesses Through the CBSS - Circuit Break (March 2021)

  • Further Financial Support Announced for Those Impacted by Circuit Break Lockdown

  • Financial Support for Travel and Tourism Businesses Extended for Winter Season

  • Continued Support Announced for the Tourism and Travel Sector

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