SMEs in Ireland can now apply for €4,000 to €25,000 in restart grants

Submitted by socpro on Thu, 09/17/2020 - 15:10
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The Government has opened applications to the Restart Grant Plus Scheme,which aims to help SMEs adapt and reopen following Covid-19 restrictions.
In this new round of the Restart Grant Plus Scheme,SMEs will now be able to apply for grants of between €4,000 and €25,000 as they reopen or adjust their business.
The scheme,which provides grants to assist businesses as they reopen,is a key part of the Government’s €7.4bn July Stimulus package.
Main differences between old scheme and Restart Grant Plus Scheme:
1. This scheme includes €300m in funding,in addition to the €250m that was previously submitted;
2. Previous grant amounts awarded were between €2,000 and €10,000;
3. Medium-sized companies with up to 250 employees can now also apply for the scheme,which previously reserved grants for companies with less than 50 employees;
4. There is also increased eligibility for non-rateable B&Bs,sports clubs with commercial activities and trading charity shops.

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