Businesses in Sligo, Leitrim, Roscommon and Donegal have received just under €9 million to date from the Government’s COVID-19 Restart Grant to help them get back on their feet, Minister Frank Feighan has confirmed.
“The four local authorities are responsible for administering the Government’s Restart Grant and have confirmed that, in total, small and micro businesses have now been allocated €8,775,018.
“This funding is crucial in helping businesses to get back on their feet after what has been a very difficult number of months, particularly for businesses in the West and North West.
“The Restart Grant is designed to help businesses with the costs associated with reopening and re-employing workers following COVID-19 closures and individual grants of between €2,000 and €10,000 are available for this purpose” Minister Feighan explained.
“My colleague the Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment, Leo Varadkar is overseeing these targeted supports which have been developed by his Department in collaboration with Enterprise Ireland and the Local Enterprise Offices.
“This is in addition to a range of other supports for businesses to help them through the pandemic. The €7.4 billion July Stimulus had a range of measures designed to stimulate a jobs-led recovery and build economic confidence while continuing to manage the impact of Covid-19. It will provide a boost to the economy, building confidence and moving us towards a more sustainable future in the North West and across all regions of the country.
“The application form for the Restart Grant is available from the County Council’s website and I encourage all micro and small business owners to apply for the grant to help them get up and running again after COVID-19.”