Latest Laois Business: Small Business Assistance Scheme for COVID now open

Latest Laois Business: Small Business Assistance Scheme for COVID now open

Sean Fleming T.D., Minister of State at the Department of Finance welcomes the news that the Small Business Assistance Scheme for COVID opens today for applications from  SMEs and microenterprises. Businesses who received a first round grant,  if they are still eligible can apply for this second grant.

These grants are to help small businesses with fewer than 10 employees who are not eligible for other schemes. Small and microenterprise businesses provide jobs and opportunities within our community and this will assist them in some part with fix costs.

The scheme is available to businesses operating from rateable and non-rateable premises such as a home office.

The pandemic has been tough for small businesses throughout our communities and as the country re-opens we need to continue to support them and this grant can get them back on the road to recovery in the coming months.

This is good news for small businesses in Laois and  I would encourage all those who are eligible to apply for this grant through Laois County Council.

photo of an icy Market Square in Portlaoise at night by Rafal Krzyzelewski
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The closing date for applications is July 21st 2021.

Grant details are as follows:

Grant of €4,000 for those with turnover above €50,000

Grant of €1,000 for microenterprises with a turnover between €20,000 and €49,999.