Covid-19 – Business ReStart Plus Grant
The Government has announced an enhancement to the restart grant. The grant will be the amount of a business’ rates assessment for 2019 (excluding arrears), with the maximum grant available rising to €25,000 (up from €10,000) and the minimum will be €4,000 (up from €2,000). Firms that accessed the Restart Grant will be eligible to apply for a second top-up payment to a total combined value of the revised minimum and maximum grant levels.
The criteria for accessing the scheme will include Enterprises that have:
- 250 employees or less;
- Turnover of less than €100,000 per employee; and
- Reduced turnover by 25% as a result of COVID-19
The updated application form and frequently asked questions will be available on our (LCC) website in the next couple of days. The Grant is a contribution towards the cost of re-opening or keeping a business operational and reconnecting with employees and customers. The grant can be used to defray ongoing fixed costs, e.g. utilities, insurance, refurbishment or for measures to ensure employee and customer safety.
Town and Village 2020 Covid Accelerated Measure
Louth County Council has received €90,000, for the following three projects:
- Carlingford received €40,000 for the provision of café style outdoor furniture, seating, parasols and traffic segregation in key areas of the town and activation plan for town in order to increase footfall.
- Ardee received €25,000 which will support businesses, voluntary organisations and sports groups in Ardee to develop an active online presence, including online platform, website development, training, mentoring and promotion.
- Clogherhead also received €25,000 for the rejuvenation of the village business district with shop front improvements such as painting and signage
Creative and Cultural Jobs Stimulus Measure Funding 2020
The Creative Ireland Culture Team in Louth is pleased to announce an open call for Louth based creative practitioners, to submit applications for the Creative and Cultural Jobs Stimulus Measure Funding 2020.
Creative practitioners in the fields of Visual Art, Heritage, Local History, Architecture, Theatre, Film, Craft, Dance, Music, Literature, Traditional Arts, Circus, Street Art & Spectacle affected by Covid-19 are eligible to apply.
The Creative and Cultural Jobs Stimulus Measure Funding will provide support for:
1. Placing creativity at the heart of economic development
2. Innovative place-making projects in local areas
3. Collaboration, and
4. Professional development of creative practitioners and / or organisations.
Find more information about the Creative Ireland Programme and the Louth Culture and Creativity Strategy 2018-2022 on: www.creativeireland.gov.ie
Submissions outlining your proposal, must be received by Tuesday 25th August 2020 at 4pm. Submissions by email only to firstname.lastname@example.org