Meath businesses avail of €4.6m in grants to help them back on their feet

Meath businesses have received €4,626,980 to date from the Government’s Covid-19 Restart Grant to help them get back on their feet, according to Senator Regina Doherty.

Meath Co Council is responsible for administering the Government’s Restart Grant and has confirmed that small and micro businesses in the county have now received in excess of €4.5 million.

“As businesses start to get back on their feet as the country reopens, we recognised that there is a need to assist small businesses with an injection of cash at the early stages just to get them started.”

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 Meath as they are such important employers.

The Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment, Leo Varadkar is overseeing these targeted supports which have been developed by his Department in collaboration with Enterprise Ireland and the Local Enterprise Offices.

“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 Meath and across all regions of the country.

“The application form for the Restart Grant is available on the Council’s website (and here). I encourage all micro and small business owners in Meath to take a look at the website and apply for the grant to help them get up and running again after Covid-19.”

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