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  • Outdoor Seating and Accessories for Tourism and Hospitality Services

    The aim of the scheme is to provide support to individual independent hospitality and tourism businesses towards the cost of equipment to provide additional outdoor seating and facilitate these individual independent businesses to increase their outdoor dining capacity for summer of 2021.

    • Applicants can apply for a grant of up to €4,000 (for up to 75% of the ex-VAT cost of equipment purchased)

    • Applications are to be made directly to your Local Authority

    • Local Authorities to approve applicants on submission of receipts and photography of furniture in situ

    • The following is a list of eligible Expenditure:

      • Outdoor tables

      • Outdoor chairs

      • Umbrellas

      • Electric heaters

      • Screens/windbreaks

      • Outdoor plant stands

    • Expenditure must be incurred between 1 April 2020 and 30 September 2021

    • Local Authorities will administer the scheme through their respective internal processes. Each local Authority has the right to use their discretion in regard to their process and the development of appropriate terms and conditions that are appropriate for their respective streetscapes, businesses etc. 

    • Scheme to open on Local Authorities website on the 12 April and close on 30 September 2021

    • All applicants will be required to comply with planning codes, legislative requirements and other compliance requirements.

    To contact your Local Authority to apply for this scheme please consult the list below.

    Local Authority Website
    Carlow County Council  Apply
    Cavan County Council  Apply
    Clare County Council  Apply
    Cork City Council  Apply
    Cork County Council  Apply
    Donegal County Council  Apply
    Dublin City Council  Apply
    Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council  Apply
    Fingal County Council  Apply
    Galway City Council   Apply
    Galway County Council  Apply
    Kerry County Council  Apply
    Kildare County Council  Apply
    Kilkenny County Council  Apply
    Laois County Council  Apply
    Leitrim County Council  Apply
    Limerick County Council  Apply
    Longford County Council  Apply
    Louth County Council  Apply
    Mayo County Council Apply
    Meath County Council  Apply
    Monaghan County Council  Apply
    Offlay County Council Apply
    Roscommon County Council  Apply
    Sligo County Council  Apply
    South Dublin County Council  Apply
    Tipperary County Council  Apply
    Waterford County Council  Apply
    Westmeath County Council  Apply
    Wexford County Council  Apply
    Wicklow County Council  Apply