Application for ECCI Covid-19 Grants

Please note, this initiative is oversubscribed and the Ministry has stopped accepting applications.


The Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport invites Entertainment, Culture and Creative Industries practitioners who have been affected by the pandemic to apply for a one-off ECCI Covid-19 Grant of $60,000.00.

Before applying, please ensure that you meet the following criteria:

  • You must be signed up to the Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport's e-Registry.

If you're not signed up to the e-Registry, or registered before April 2020, or uncertain about when you were registered, please sign up here.

Once you've successfully signed up to the e-Registry, you will receive a PDF file in your email.  You will need that file to complete your ECCI Covid-19 Grant application.


  • You must have a bank account (with any local bank) in Jamaican currency, or must be the holder of a NCB Prepaid Mastercard.

If you do not have a bank account, please contact any commercial bank to sign up.  If you prefer to apply for an NCB Prepaid Mastercard, see instructions here.


  • You must be a registered member of one of the established industry organisations (most are listed on the online grant application form).

Once you have satisfied the criteria, you can move to filling out the ECCI Covid-19 Grant Application form here.


Should you require any assistance to complete the application process, please call our Covid-19 Grant Hotline at 876-553-0550 or 876-553-0560; or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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