New Guidelines from 7th October 2020
Roadmap for opening Society & Business
If you are a community and voluntary organisation, social enterprise or charity and you are in urgent need of funding to help your organisation through COVID-19, €35m has been made available in form of grant aid.
Opening date today and closing date for application is 20th May at 5pm
Financial support to local businesses affected by the Covid Pandemic.
3 month waiver of rates for certain businesses
Commercial rates for a three month period beginning on 27 March 2020 , for all businesses that have been forced to close due to Public Health requirements will be waived. The Exchequer will fund councils for this initiative.
The position post 27 June 2020 will be considered as part of a wider review of options, to support enterprises and employment, and associated local authority funding implications
The technical details of the Scheme and how the fund will be administered will be developed by the relevant Government Departments in the coming weeks.
It appears that the Scheme will be linked to ongoing engagement and employment of staff and may be implemented via commercial rates rebate / waiver where businesses would receive no more than the equivalent of their 2019 rates bill capped at €10,000 per business.