To provide grants to businesses who were not eligible for the Government’s Covid Restrictions Support Scheme (CRSS), the Fáilte Ireland Business Continuity grant or other direct sectoral grant schemes. This scheme aims to help businesses with their fixed costs, for example, rent, utility bills, security
- Companies, self-employed, sole traders or partnerships with a minimum turnover of €50,000 and 250 employees or less
- Must be in receipt of a rates bill from their local authority for business which operates from a building, or similar fixed physical structure on which business rates are payable
- The turnover of the business over the claim period is estimated to be no more than 25% of the average weekly turnover of the business in 2019 or the projected average weekly turnover of the business for 1st January to 30th June 2021 for businesses that commenced after 1st November 2019
- Business must intend to resume trading in full once Government restrictions are eased
A grant of €4,000 for the first quarter of 2021. A decision on the grant available for the second quarter of 2021 will be made in due course.
How to apply
Applications should be made through your local authority. The closing date for receipt of applications for phase 1 of the SBASC is 21 April 2021.
Further information is available here.