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COVID-19 relief coming for entertainment, creative industry

Olivia Grange, Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport has announced a COVID-19 relief programme for registered small companies and umbrella organisations within the entertainment, culture and creative industries.
 
The ministry will be offering grants to entities affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
 
The grants will reportedly range from $400,000 to $1 million depending on the entity and size of the sector served.
 
To qualify for the grants, companies and organisations must have been in operation prior to the COVID-19 pandemic and be able to prove it using company registration documents, a tax compliance certificate and event flyer.
 
The entities must also be signed up to the Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport's e-Registry, and must have a Jamaican currency account with a local bank.
 
The deadline for application is this Wednesday at midnight.


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