ONLINE applications can now be made to County Council for the restart grant for small businesses.
As part of the Governments package of supports, this €250m fund 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.
Between €2,000 and €10,000 of direct aid is available to businesses based on commercial rates bill from 2019.
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 June 30, 2020.
It is a contribution towards the cost of re-opening or keeping a business operational and re-connecting with employees and customers.