- Direct grant aid of between €2,000 minimum and €10,000 based on commercial rates bill from 2019.
- Scheme applies to small businesses with a turnover of under €5m and employing 50 people or less.
- Scheme opens for applications on Friday 22 May through the Local Authorities.
The new €250m Restart Grant, will give direct grant aid to micro and small businesses to help them with the costs associated with reopening and re-employing workers following COVID-19 closures.
The Grant will be available to businesses with a turnover of less than €5m and employing 50 people or less, which were closed or impacted by at least a 25% reduction in turnover out to 30thJune 2020. It is a contribution towards the cost of re-opening or keeping a business operational and re-connecting with employees and customers.
The grants will be equivalent to the rates bill of the business in 2019, with a minimum payment of €2,000 and a maximum payment of €10,000.
To avail of the Restart Grant, a business must be in the Local Authorities Commercial Rates Payment System and:
- have an annual turnover of less than €5m and employ between 1 to 50 people;
- have closed and/or suffered a projected 25%+ loss in turnover to end June 2020;
- commit to remain open or to reopen if it was closed;
- declare the intention to retaining employees that are on The Temporary Wage Subsidy Scheme (TWSS) and to reemploy staff on the Pandemic Unemployment Payment where applicable.
The grant can be used to defray ongoing fixed costs, for replenishing stock and for measures needed to ensure employee and customer safety.
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|Carlow County Council | EMAIL||County Offices Athy Road Carlow||059 917 0300|
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|Clare County Council | EMAIL||New Road Ennis||065 682 1616|
|Cork County Council | EMAIL||County Hall Cork||021 427 6891|
|Cork City Council | EMAIL||City Hall Anglesea St Cork||021 496 6222|
|Donegal County Council | EMAIL||County House Lifford||074 915 3900|
|Dublin City Council | EMAIL||Civic Offices Wood Quay Dublin 8||01 222 2222|
|Dun Laoghaire/Rathdown | EMAIL||Town Hall Marine Road Dun Laoghaire Co Dublin||01 205 4700|
|Fingal County Council | EMAIL||Main St Swords Co Dublin||01 890 5000|
|Galway County Council | EMAIL||County Hall Prospect Hill Galway||091 509 300|
|Galway City Council | EMAIL||City Hall College Road Galway||091 536 400|
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|Laois County Council | EMAIL||County Hall Portlaoise Co Laois||057 866 4222|
|Leitrim County Council | EMAIL||Governor House Carrick-on-Shannon Co Leitrim||071 965 0426|
|Limerick City and County Council | EMAIL||Merchant’s Quay, Limerick||061 407 120|
|Longford County Council | EMAIL||Aras an Chontae Great Water St Longford||043 334 3409|
|Louth County Council |
|County Office Dundalk||042 933 5457|
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Tullamore Co Offaly
|057 934 6800|
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