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Applications for 2nd Wave of COVID-19 Relief Fund Extended

September 11, 2020

Department of Sports, Arts and Culture

Applications for the 2nd Wave of the Covid-19 Relief Fund for the sports, arts and culture sector has been extended until 11 September 2020.

In a statement, the sports, arts and culture department pointed out that the sports, arts and culture minister, Nathi Mthethwa, announced the 2nd Wave of COVID-19 Relief on 17 August 2020.

The 2nd Wave application process serves as a “form of assistance to artists, athletes, technical personnel, fitness instructors/practitioners and the core ecosystem with the objective of softening the economic impact sparked by the COVID-19 Pandemic”.

The department collaborated with Business and Arts South Africa and the National Arts Council in order to reach a wider sectoral audience by using their applications platforms as another facilitation process for prospective applicants to submit their requests for relief.

Initially, the deadline for submission of applications for relief was set for 31 August 2020 and 2nd September respectively and was then extended to 9 September 2020 for those who did not complete loading their on-line applications to finalise their application process.

“The Department is once more making that call to all prospective relief applicants to take note of the window period and urgently submit their applications for processing and also call upon those who are still to finalise the status of their applications to take advantage of the extension and urgently submit.”

In terms of the 2nd Wave for the sports sector, only “athletes, coaches, technical support personnel, fitness instructors or practitioners who didn’t benefit from the first wave are eligible to apply”.