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RMcH states: even if you received a grant in round one you can still apply for round two, deadline 30/09/2020.
ReStart Grant Plus
The Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation (DBEI)has enhanced the Restart Grant for small businesses, following the announcement of the July Stimulus Package.
Direct grant aid of between €4,000 minimum and €25,000 maximum based on commercial rate bill for 2019 (or a maximum of €15,000 for businesses that received the maximum €10,000 under the original Restart Grant Scheme).
A business must:
The closing date for receipt of applications is 30th September 2020.
ReStart Grant Plus - Frequently Asked Questions
On average, it will take about two weeks depends on different local authority. This may not be possible at the early stages if there is a large initial surge of applications.
In most cases, the grant will be the amount of the rates assessment for the premises for 2019 (excluding arrears) with a minimum grant of €4,000 and a maximum grant of €25,000.
The grant is a contribution towards the cost of re-opening or keeping a business operational and re-connecting with employees and customers. The grant could be used to defray ongoing fixed costs, e.g. utilities, insurance, refurbishment or for measures to ensure employee and customer safety.
Yes. The Local Authority will estimate what your rates demand for 2019 would have been. (If for some reason an estimate cannot be made the minimum grant of €4,000 will be paid.)
The application can be made online via your local authority website.
In most cases the grant will be paid by electronic transfer to the business account from which you pay your rates.
A business must:
The DETE will arrange to carry out spot-checks to ensure compliance with the qualifying criteria.
* The criteria regarding turnover of < €100K per employee will be assessed in groups of 25, e.g. <50 staff must have under a maximum €5m turnover, 51 to 75 staff must have a maximum of €7.5m turnover, 76 to 100 staff must have a maximum of €10m turnover, 101 to 125 staff a maximum of €12.5m turnover, 126 to 150 staff must have a maximum of €15m turnover, 151 to 175 staff a maximum of €17.5m turnover, 176 to 200 staff a maximum of €20m turnover, 201 to 225 employees a maximum of €22.5m turnover and 226 to 250 employees a maximum of €25m turnover. Employee numbers are expressed in Full-Time Equivalents.
Rate-paying tourism/hospitality related businesses, including independent hotels and B&B’s that meet the qualifying criteria can apply.
B&Bs that are not in rateable premises can apply for a flat €4,000 grant.
PLEASE NOTE: This grant is administered by Failte Ireland, NOT the local authority.
Rate-paying Sports Clubs, such as GAA Clubs and Golf Clubs that have commercial activities (e.g. bar/restaurant) can apply for a grant which will be the amount of the rates assessment for the premises for 2019 (excluding arrears) subject to a minimum grant of €4,000 and a maximum grant of €25,000 i.e. to cover all the commercial elements of the organisation.
Charity Shops with a trading income, and operating from rateable premises, can apply for a grant which will be the amount of the rates assessment for the premises for 2019 (excluding arrears) subject to a minimum grant of €4,000 and a maximum grant of €25,000. However, non-trading community and voluntary organisations are not eligible.
Professional Services such as Accountants, Architects, GPs, Dentists, Opticians, Consultants, etc., are eligible if they are operating from rateable premises and meet the criteria, including loss of turnover.
However, other services not operating from rateable premises, sole traders, etc., are not eligible.
Among the COVID-19 supports available from the DCYA are two reopening supports specifically to Childcare Providers: a DCYA Capital Grant and a DCYA Reopening Support Payment. Childcare Providers who apply for the DCYA Reopening Support Payment cannot then apply for the Restart Plus Grant. (Childcare Providers who have received a Restart Plus Grant must declare the amount due/received in the application form to the DCYA and this will be offset against the Reopening Support Payment. Receiving the DCYA Capital Grant does not affect whether you can apply for the DCYA Reopening Support Payment or the Restart Plus Grant.)
The closing date for receipt of applications is 30 September 2020.
If you are making an application totalling €10,000 or more, you must submit a Tax Clearance Access Number to allow your tax clearance status to be checked. To ensure no delays occur between approval and payment, it is advisable to include your Tax Clearance Access Number on your application.
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