The Government’s Restart Grant offers direct aid of between €2,000 minimum and €10,000 for businesses based on their commercial rates bill from 2019.
The scheme applies to small businesses with a turnover of under €5 million and employing 50 people or less.
Applications for the Restart Grant can be made online to local authorities from today Friday May 22.
Processing of applications and payment of the Restart Grant will depend on the initial surge of applications but, as far as is feasible, they will be prioritised according to scheduled re-opening dates in the national roadmap.
This direct grant support is part of the wider €12 billion package of supports for firms of all sizes, which includes grants, low-cost loans, write-off of commercial rates and deferred tax liabilities, all of which will help to improve cash flow for our SMEs.