Cllr. Fionnán Fitzgerald sent details regarding the new €1,000 grant to assist eligible, self-employed recipients who closed their COVID-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment of €350 on or after May 18th 2020.
Are You in the Categories Below
The grant will be awarded to self-employed people in the following categories: People who are tax and PRSI compliant; Are not liable for commercial rates; Have been in receipt of the COVID-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment and have closed their claim on or after May 18th. 2020; Have reopened their business which was closed due to the pandemic; Employ less than 10 people; Have an annual turnover of less than €1 million, Are not eligible for COVID-19 Business Restart Grant or similar COVID-19 business re-start grants from other government departments;
Can produce VAT receipts/invoices in respect of business re-start costs and expenses claimed, if requested to do so by the department.
Rates of Pay
Funding will be awarded for eligible costs up to a maximum of €1,000 and grants will be awarded on costs related to reopening your business, including: Safety measures; Business advice or mentoring; Repairs; Fuel and Wages.
Normal business costs are not generally included.