State to provide funding for 433 venues in aid of night-time economy

By Katy Thornton

November 7, 2022 at 12:08pm

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"This enables over 2k additional events to take place across the country in both licensed & unlicensed venues."

Under the Night-Time Economy Support Scheme, over 400 venues, including bars and nightclubs, will receive State funding.

According to The Journal,

"A night-time task force recommended that a new scheme should be developed to support
venues, such as pubs, cafés and alcohol free venues, to trial new evening events increase footfall in towns and cities and to create employment for artists and performers."

This comes as many hospitality venues have been forced to close in recent months due to a variety of factors, including the long-term effect of lockdown closures, as well as the cost of living crisis.

Over the weekend, Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media Catherine Martin made the following announcement.

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Applications were made from venues such as pubs, nightclubs, cafés, theatres, arts centres, galleries, museums, and retail outlets.

Recipients of the funding include popular Dublin spots such as The George, the Museum of Modern Literature, and the Bernard Shaw. The full list is included in the above Twitter thread.

Header image via Shutterstock & Twitter/catherineryangreen

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