Further to the Government announcement on May 2nd last, the Re-Start Grant being provided by the Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation is now open for applications.
The Grant will be administered by Kilkenny County Council on behalf of the Department.
The objective of the Grant is to reconnect small and micro businesses with their employees and customers.
Any business that has a commercially rateable premises can apply, subject to certain qualifying criteria which are outlined in the attached FAQ document.
The Grant will be the amount of the rates demand for a business in respect of the calendar year 2019 only, subject to a minimum of €2,000 and a maximum of €10,000.
Cathaoirleach of Kilkenny County Council, Cllr. Peter ‘Chap’ Cleere commented: “I welcome the announcement of the opening of the application process for this grant to help businesses get back up and running as the country goes through the reopening stages. The staff of the Council are always available to advise and support businesses on their journey to recovery.”
The opening date for applications is Friday 22nd May, 2020 from 1pm and applications will be accepted until 31st August. Applications will be prioritised in accordance with the scheduled re-opening dates in the National roadmap.
Applications are to be submitted online to Kilkenny County Council at www.kilkennycoco.ie. Full details of the Scheme are outlined in the attached FAQ document.
Businesses can submit any queries on the Scheme to firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Finance Section of Kilkenny County Council on 056 7794209.