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In the July Stimulus package the Restart Grant, which had originally been allocated €250m, has been expanded to include certain businesses which were not eligible under the original scheme and further grant funding of €300m has been allocated to the fund.
The maximum grant available will rise to €25,000 (up from €10,000) and the minimum payment will be €4,000 (up from €2,000).
Businesses that have already applied for the Restart Grant will be eligible to receive a top-up payment and the combined value of the two payments will be in line with the revised minimum and maximum grant levels. It is expected that a separate application will not be required for those businesses, their original application will be reviewed and a top up payment made if applicable.
The criteria for accessing the scheme will include Enterprises that have:
  • 250 employees or less
  • Turnover of less than €100,000 per employee
  • Reduced turnover by 25% as a result of COVID-19
Under the revised Restart Grant, support will also be provided for enterprises that could not access the original grant scheme. Non-rated B&Bs and rateable sports businesses will be eligible for a grant payment of €4,000.
Applications for the enhanced restart grant are not open yet but keep an eye on our website for the latest news in relation to this and all other COVID-19 related reliefs.
Published 06/08/2020

Date published 6 Aug 2020 | Last updated 6 Aug 2020

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