Applications open to Kerry businesses for Restart Plus grant

Applications have opened for Kerry businesses for the Restart Grant Plus Scheme.

An additional €300 million in funding is available for businesses across the country.

The eligibility criteria has also expanded, ensuring more businesses can avail of it.

Businesses that received a grant under the initial Restart Grant scheme can re-apply to receive additional funding.

For first-time applicants under Restart Plus, the minimum grant is €4,000 and the maximum is €25,000.

Medium sized companies with up to 250 employees can now apply; previously the grant was for companies with less than 50 employees.

Non-rateable B&Bs, sports clubs with commercial activities, and trading charity shops are also now eligible.

Businesses must have suffered a 25% loss of expected turnover between April 1st and June 30th, and commit to reopening and to hiring and sustaining employment.

Information and application forms for the Restart Grant Plus scheme are available on the Kerry County Council website

The council’s Business Support Helpline also continues to operate on 1800 807 102.