If your business has been affected by COVID-19 there are various business support grants available that you may be eligible for.
If you think you may be eligible for a business support grant click on the links below to find out more and make an application.
Businesses submitting applications will be assessed against each of these schemes and payments made as appropriate. We have also been given a limited amount of discretionary funding which will used to provide additional support or to those not eligible for the mandatory schemes. We have been receiving a large number of applications and the total paid from the discretionary fund will be limited to the amount received from central government.
As part of accessing any applications against the discretionary fund, we will take into account any funding that has been received in other business grant schemes.
Your business will not be eligible for any of the above grants if it:
- Is able to conduct your main service because you do not depend on providing direct in-person services from premises and can operate your services effectively remotely (e.g. accountants, solicitors).
- Has chosen to close but not been required to.
- Has reached the state aid limit. The national business support grant counts towards state aid. Payments count towards the total de minimis state aid allowed over a three-year period (€200,000). If you have reached that threshold, you may still be eligible for funding under the COVID-19 Temporary Framework where the limit is €800,000.
- For the avoidance of doubt, businesses that were in administration, are insolvent or where a striking-off notice has been made at the date of the local lockdown are not eligible for funding under this scheme.
Any business caught falsifying their records to gain grant money will face prosecution and any funding issued will be subject to claw back.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org should you have any questions.