The Live Events Industry was the first to close in March 2020 and has still not been allowed to open.
Below are some links to help members through these uncertain financial and wellbeing times.
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Welsh Business Support
The UK has published 14 guides covering a range of different types of work. Many businesses operate more than one type of workplace, such as an office, factory and fleet of vehicles. You may need to use more than one of these guides as you think through what you need to do to keep yourselves, employees and members of the public who use your services safe.
The Welsh Government provides information on their flexible support service for small businesses, events, directories, opportunities and resources. Click the button below to visit the Business Wales dedicated Covid-19 Support for Business website which provides a central resource for a number of support schemes available to Welsh Businesses
Or Call Business Wales on
03000 6 03000
In addition businesses in the Live Events Industry also qualify for funding distributed by individual local authorities relating to the retail and hospitality sector. These grants are often linked to the initial Non Domestic Rates Grants that were announced by the UK Government in March 2020. Subsequent rounds of discretionary funds have been administered locally subject to local authority interpretation of these grants. Click on your local authority logo below to find more support.
restrictions business fund extended
Following the First Minister’s announcement on 12 March 2021, two new Non Domestic Rate linked grants are being introduced:
The additional support will help businesses in the hospitality, tourism, leisure and non-essential retail sectors that pay non-domestic rates and will operate as a top up to the Restrictions Business Fund.
This will see an eligible business with a rateable value of £12,000 or less receive an extra £4,000 grant payment.
Firms with a rateable value of between £12,001 and £500,000 will receive £5,000.
The funding, which will help businesses with their costs up to 31 March 2021, will be available to firms regardless of the number of employees and ensures micro businesses benefit from the support.
Local authorities will again be administering and distributing both these payments.
Businesses that pay non-domestic rates and have already received a payment since the firebreak in October via their Local Authority do not need to take action and will begin receiving payment via the Restrictions Business Fund into their bank account during March 2021.
However, businesses that have not registered with their local authority, registration process will open from Monday 15 March 2021 and the application window will close at 5pm on 31 March 2021.
Please continue to check your Local Authorities website for access to the registration and application process.
Any more support will be added here as and when it is announced...
Support for Individuals
The UK government is administering the Self Employment Income Support Scheme. The third round applications closed on the 29 January 2021. The online claims service for the fourth grant will be available late in April 2021.
The Welsh Government provides information on support for the self employed. Click the button below to visit the Business Wales dedicated Covid-19 Support for the Self Employed website which provides a central resource for a number of support schemes available to some Welsh Individuals who work in the Live Events Industry.
Or Call Business Wales on
03000 6 03000
Personal Health and Mental Wellbeing
The important thing to remember when you are facing a personal crisis or feel you are on your own, is to remember that you are not. The saying goes "A problem shared is a problem halved." So pick up the phone to a friend or colleague, use the members directory at WeMakeEvents.Cymru to find someone in the same work area, employment situation or just pick someone at random and tell them about it. We are a truly supportive industry and we don't want anyone to go through this alone. Below there are also some links to professional organisations that will also be able to help.
C.A.L.L Mental Health Helpline For Wales
Community Advice & Listening Line
Offering a confidential listening and support service 24 hours a day 365 days a year.
Freephone 0800 132 737
Or text help to 81066