New Pilot Grant Scheme To Boost Night-Time Economy Launched

Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media Catherine Martin has launched a new pilot grant scheme to help boost the night time economy in Ireland, according to statement published on Gov.ie.

Details
The new Night-Time Economy Support Scheme (NTESS) provides funding of €2.6 million to pubs, nightclubs, cafés and other suitable licenced/unlicensed premises to support the provision of entertainment during off-peak times, according to the statement published on Gov.ie, which also noted that the aim is to promote an increase in footfall in Ireland’s cities, towns and villages as well as providing artists with paying gigs and customers with a more alternative, diverse and inclusive night-time offering, and that this initiative is in support of two recommendations in the Report of the Night-Time Economy Taskforce.

Statements By Minister Martin
The statement published on Gov.ie included a statement from Minister Martin that said, “I want to support and develop a thriving environment at night in our cities and rural towns. This scheme aims to attract people in to our towns and cities later in the evening and night time by offering a range of cultural activities, in a variety of venues. It will also support businesses in trialling events during the earlier part of the week when it’s typically quieter with a view to developing a more long-term sustainable offering in the night-time economy.”

Minister Martin continued, “I have also listened to the sector in relation to the lack of venues for artists and performers, especially new and emerging acts. This scheme will aim to provide those opportunities for new acts, by supporting the smaller venues such as pubs and cafés to trial out new cultural activities and provide those much needed spaces and paying gigs to artists.”

Additional Information
According to the statement published on Gov.ie, the guidelines for the new scheme are available at Gov.ie/en/publication/34e09-the-night-time-economy-support-scheme-ntess-2022-guidelines/, and applications for the new scheme can be made at NTESS.tcagsm.gov.ie/.

 

Original article by Dave Simpson on hospitalityireland.com

Stay up to date

Latest News

  • Five Irish Food Venues Being Sold
    Five Irish Food Venues Being Sold

    Five Irish food venues are being sold.   Details As listed on Daft.ie, a property comprised of a fast food take-away and…

    10 November, 2022

  • Four Star Pizza Partners With BWG Foodservice For Supply Deal
    Four Star Pizza Partners With BWG Foodservice For Supply Deal

    Four Star Pizza has partnered with BWG Foodservice in a multimillion euro deal over the next five years for the exclusive supply of…

    10 November, 2022

  • Cliff Group Appoints New Joint Managing Directors
    Cliff Group Appoints New Joint Managing Directors

    Hotel and hospitality company Cliff Group has appointed Patrick Shields and Tristan Jacob as joint managing directors. Shields’s Responsibilities In his new…

    10 November, 2022

  • Fota Island Resort Appoints New Executive Chef
    Fota Island Resort Appoints New Executive Chef

    Fota Island Resort has announced the appointment of Tomasz Pawlak as its executive head chef. Pawlak’s Background Originally from Poland, Pawlak…

    10 November, 2022

  • Griffin Hotel Group Returns To Profit, Details Plans For Solar Farm
    Griffin Hotel Group Returns To Profit, Details Plans For Solar Farm

    Griffin Group Hotels Limited, which operates Monart Destination Spa, the Ferrycarrig Hotel in Wexford and Hotel Kilkenny, has filed its 2021…

    10 November, 2022

  • Shelbourne Hotel Of Dublin Records Increase In Revenue
    Shelbourne Hotel Of Dublin Records Increase In Revenue

    Dublin’s Shelbourne Hotel has recorded an increase in revenue for last year. Details As reported by the Irish Independent, according to…

    10 November, 2022

We use cookies in order to give you the best possible experience on our website. By continuing to use this site, you agree to our use of cookies.
Accept
Reject