Sponsoring Agency: South Dublin 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 the 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 Outdoor Seating and Accessories for Tourism & Hospitality Business Scheme is being administered through Local Authorities. The Local Authority has the right to use their discretion in regard to the process and the development of appropriate terms and conditions that are appropriate for their respective streetscapes, businesses etc.
• The scheme will provide a maximum allowable contribution of up to €4,000 per applicant (for up to 75% of the ex-VAT cost of equipment purchased/installed).
Who can apply?
• 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.
• Those premises that have no commercial rates outstanding to South Dublin County Council or have a payment plan in place.
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 SDCC. Items eligible for this scheme are;
• Umbrellas (awnings/canopies attached to buildings may require planning permission)
• Electric heaters
• Plant stands
• Wooden Platform
More information at: https://www.sdcc.ie/en/services/business/enterprise/business-support/outdoor-seating-and-accessories-scheme/