March 1, 2022
Support for Self-Employed Individuals in the Arts, Culture and Heritage Sector
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The Government is providing two schemes that can provide financial support for self-employed people who have been directly affected by a move to ‘Red’ under the COVID-19 Protection Framework.
- Inland Revenue’s COVID-19 Support Payment is available for self-employed people (and other businesses) who have experienced at least a 40% drop in revenue. Self-employed people could get up to $13,200 from this scheme if they meet all the criteria.
- The Ministry for Culture and Heritage’s Cultural Sector Emergency Relief Grant for Self-Employed Individuals will make a one-off grant of $5,000 available to self-employed people working in arts, culture or heritage whose income has been directly affected by a move to ‘Red’ under the COVID-19 Protection Framework.
Self-employed people in the arts, culture and heritage sector will only be able to apply for one of these schemes. We strongly recommend that applicants check their eligibility for the Inland Revenue scheme, before commencing an application for the Grant for Self-Employed Individuals.