The protective shield for organisers enables the planning and implementation of all kinds of events (e.g. business events, congress, trade fairs, sports and cultural events, etc.) during the COVID-19 crisis. These grants cover financial disadvantages incurred when an event is cancelled or restricted for reasons objectively related to COVID-19.
The amount paid out is calculated from the difference between non-cancellable costs, income generated, insurance benefits and other subsidies. Non-cancellable costs include expenses for services provided by third parties in the value chain (e.g. suppliers, technicians, catering, artists, etc.) as well as personnel costs directly involved in the implementation and organisation of the event.
This allows the opportunity to plan events in Tirol and Austria despite the uncertain times.
The total volume of the umbrella amounts to 300 million euros. Currently, subsidies for major events can be applied for up to 10 million euros. Applications are submitted via the customer portal of the Austrian Hotel and Tourism Bank (ÖHT). Application forms, supplementary forms and draft guidelines can be found HERE.
Internationally effective protective shield
Organisers based abroad who are planning an event in Austria can also apply for the protective shield. The shield applies if the event cannot be held in connection with COIVD-19 and more than 30 percent of the participants are unable to attend the event.
You can find the key facts about the Protective Shield for Organisers in another article.
Details on the Protection Shield for Organisers can be found on the website sichere-gastfreundschaft.at.
The details of the guidelines can also be found on the ÖHT website.
If you have any questions about the protective umbrella, please contact: email@example.com
Status: June 2022
As soon as there is information about any extensions of the organizer Schutzschirm, details will be published here.