Grant for full time professional workers in the Music Industry

MEBAS

Music & Entertainment Assistance Scheme

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The COVID-19 crisis continues to have an unprecedented impact on those in the live entertainment sector. 

As part of a suite of measures to support those in the sector, the “Music and Entertainment Business Assistance Scheme” (MEBAS) with a funding allocation of €14 million has been announced.

This new scheme is a targeted support for businesses operating solely in the live entertainment sector that do not qualify for other business supports and have been significantly impacted by restrictions introduced by the Government under public health regulations to combat the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic. Grants will be paid to successful applicants as a contribution to the businesses costs.

Rates of payment

There will be three levels of flat once-off payments for approved applications.

Strand A 

€2,500 for businesses with a VAT-exclusive turnover of €20,000 - €50,000 with minimum business costs of €3,000 incurred from 1st April 2020 to 31st May 2021.

Strand B 

€4,000 for businesses with a VAT-exclusive turnover of €50,001 - €100,000 with minimum business costs of €6,000 from 1st April 2020 to 31st May 2021.

Strand C 

€5,000 for businesses with VAT-exclusive turnover in excess of €100,000 with minimum business costs of €7,500 from 1st April 2020 to 31st May 2021.