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Mayo County Council Now Taking Applications For The Restart Grant Plus To Help Businesses Re-open

Date: 10-08-2020

Mayo County Council will today begin to accept applications for the Government’s Restart Grant Plus Fund for businesses. The Fund provides support of between €4,000 and €25,000 for businesses with up to 250 employees to help them with the costs associated with reopening and reemploying workers following COVID-19 closures.

The Restart Grant Plus will be available for qualifying businesses which were closed or impacted by at least a 25% reduction in turnover between 1st April and 30th June 2020.

Key details:

  • Restart Fund is based on 2019 commercial rates demand
  • Applies to businesses with a turnover of up to €25m and employing 250 people or less
  • Increased eligibility whereby non-rateable B&Bs, sports clubs with commercial activities and trading charity shops are now eligible
  • B&Bs in non-rated premises will be eligible to apply for the minimum €4,000 grant from Fáilte Ireland and applications through Fáilte Ireland will open shortly
  • Closing date for applications is 30th September
  • Applications via

The grants will be equivalent to the business’ 2019 rates demand, with a minimum payment of €4,000 and a maximum payment of €25,000. Businesses that received a grant under the first scheme can re-apply by submitting a self-declaration form to Mayo County Council to receive additional funding. Previous applicants will be contacted directly in due course outlining the self-declaration process.

For first-time applicants under Restart Plus, the minimum grant is €4,000 and the maximum is €25,000.

Speaking of the Fund John Magee, A/Director of Services at Mayo County Council says “Businesses are under huge cashflow pressures in the current strained operating environment and this support can help with ongoing costs related to health & safety measures for staff & customers, insurance, buying stock, re-employing staff, etc. This support assists businesses to trade at this difficult time.”

Cathaoirleach of Mayo County Council Cllr Richard Finn has welcomed the Fund: “This Fund will help provide further support to Mayo businesses facing multiple trading challenges. I encourage business owners to apply for the support and to liaise with their local Council Income Collectors if they have any queries. I also call on people to continue to support local businesses at this time”.

Application forms and further information on the Restart Grant Plus can be found at

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