The Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection has announced a new Enterprise Support Grant will be made available to all self-employed who ceased the Pandemic Unemployment Payment after 25th June 2020.

A grant of up to €1,000 will be available to help re-open their businesses, subject to the following conditions.

  • Must be Tax and PRSI compliant
  • Was in receipt of the Covid-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment and ceased same after 25th June 2020
  • Must employ less than 10 employees
  • Have an annual turnover of less than €1million
  • Not eligible to Covid-19 Business Restart Grant or other re-opening grants

The grant is 80% of the cost to a maximum of €1,000 towards reopening of your business, which can include;

  • Safety measures
  • Business advice or mentoring
  • Repairs
  • Fuel
  • Wages

Further details on how to apply will be made available in the coming weeks

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