Clare businesses have received €3,441,338 to date from the Government’s Covid-19 Restart Grant to help them get back on their feet.
The figures were confirmed by local Fine Gael TD Joe Carey who said: “Clare County Council is responsible for administering the Government’s Restart Grant and has confirmed that small and micro businesses in Clare have now been allocated just under €3,5 million so far.
“This is crucial to helping local businesses to get back on their feet after what has been an extremely difficult few months. The funding is designed to help businesses with the costs associated with reopening and re-employing workers following Covid-19 closures. Businesses can avail of between €2,000 and €10,000 for this purpose.
“Getting these businesses back open is so important to the revival of our local economy here in Clare as they are such important employers.”
Deputy Carey said his colleague, Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment Leo Varadkar is overseeing “targeted supports” in collaboration with Enterprise Ireland and the Local Enterprise Offices
The Clare TD added: “This is in addition to a range of other supports for businesses to help them through the pandemic. The €7.4 billion July Stimulus had a range of measures designed to stimulate a jobs-led recovery and build economic confidence while continuing to manage the impact of Covid-19. It will provide a boost to the economy, building confidence and moving us towards a more sustainable future in Clare and across all regions of the country.
“The application form for the Restart Grant is available on the Council’s website. I encourage all micro and small business owners Clare to take a look at the website and apply for the grant to help them get up and running again after Covid-19,” he added.