Sponsoring Agency: Offaly County Council
Type of Fund: Grant
Deadline Available: Available
Deadline Date (mm/dd/yyyy): 09/30/2021
Size of the Fund: Less than USD $50,000
The Outdoor Seating and Accessories for Tourism and Hospitality Business’ scheme focuses on providing a level of financial support to tourism and hospitality businesses in town centres. This scheme is for the purchase or upgrade of additional outdoor equipment and, therefore, increase the outdoor dining capacity for the summer of 2021.
This scheme will financially assist and support independent tourism and hospitality business owners to create outdoor dining experiences in a regulated and accessible manner. Funding under the scheme is only available to existing businesses. All applicants will be required to comply with planning codes, legislative requirements and other compliance requirements.
The scheme will provide for up to 75% of the ex-VAT cost of equipment purchased/installed with a maximum allowable contribution of up to €4,000 per applicant.
What equipment is covered?
Outdoor equipment purchased must be of robust and stable construction to prevent movement in adverse weather conditions and be agreed with OCC. Items eligible for this scheme are;
• Electric heaters
• Plant stands
• Wooden Platform
• The scheme is open to attractions, hotels, restaurants, cafes, public houses or other tourism and hospitality business establishments where food is sold for consumption on the premises.
• You must have a Section 254 license or be placing the outdoor seating & accessories within your own business premises.
More information at: https://www.offaly.ie/eng/covidsupport/Outdoor-Seating-and-Accessories-Scheme/Outdoor-Seating-and-Accessories-Scheme.html