Bars & Clubs Support Scheme

28/01/2021
Bars & Clubs Support Scheme

The Hospitality Sector has been very hard hit by the continued prevalence of the COVID-19 pandemic with international travel down to historically low levels. Places of social gathering and entertainment have been following restrictions in operating in response to the Health Authorities' strategy to curb the spread of the virus. Such a situation has placed undue hardship and pressure on bars and clubs which have had to endure a lengthy period of closure in line with Government's COVID-19 mitigation measures.

Following Prime Minister Robert Abela’s declaration of Government’s commitment to continue sustaining the country’s bars and clubs with additional measures which go beyond the Wage Supplement, in compensation for their long-term closure, the Malta Tourism Authority is allocating a budget of Euro 2,200,000 for distribution to these establishments.

The allocated budget is intended to allow such establishments to ready themselves for eventual reopening in the light of expected improvements associated with the rollout of vaccination programmes locally and worldwide.


Support

  • Category A – Commercial Bars - €3,820 covering the full closure period as listed above.
  • Category B – Bars forming part of a club - €2,490 covering the full closure period as listed above
  • Category C – Non-Political Clubs - €1,660 covering the full closure period as listed above

Total Sum Allocated - €3,000,000


Application

Application needs to be filled in and submitted online in the below links:

 

Application Terms & Conditions

All attachments mentioned in the document have to be provided with application.

Applications with missing information will not be considered.

Timeframe for submission of application is from 1st till 15th March 2021.

The Authority reserves the right to consult with the VAT department to ensure that during this period no transactions have been performed by the respective applicant and any other entity as deemed required to ensure that the premises was not open for business.

The support scheme along with the application process, will be managed by the Malta Tourism Authority Head Office directly. Any queries should be sent to bcscheme@visitmalta.com

The above scheme is independent from any other support being provided by the MTA or any other entity throughout 2021.


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