Small Business Assistance
Scheme for COVID (SBASC)-Phase 2, Q2 2021
The expanded Small Business Assistance Scheme for COVID
is now open for applications.
Closing date for this scheme is 21st July 2021.
Phase 2 of this scheme has been expanded to include those
that had previously been ineligible.
Businesses working from non-rateable premises are now
eligible to apply and if they meet the other eligibility criteria will receive
a grant of €4,000.
Businesses with a turnover between €20,000 and €49,999 are
also now eligible to apply if they meet the other eligibility criteria and will
receive a grant of €1,000.
SBASC gives grants to businesses who are not eligible for
the Government’s COVID Restrictions Support Scheme (CRSS), the Fáilte Ireland
Business Continuity grant or other direct sectoral grant schemes. This scheme
aims to help businesses with their fixed costs, for example, rent, utility
If you have received Phase 1 of SBASC you can apply for
Phase 2 if you continue to meet the eligibility requirements.
Criteria/details of Phase 2 of SBASC:
scheme is available for businesses that do not qualify for CRSS, MEBAS, Fáilte
Ireland Schemes or other sector schemes designed to assist with fixed costs
scheme is available to companies, self-employed, sole traders or partnerships;
business is not owned and operated by a public body;
business is not eligible or availed of CRSS, Fáilte Ireland Business Continuity
Scheme, MEBAS or other sectoral schemes. The details of these schemes are set
out on the application form and FAQs.
business operates from a building, including working from home, or similar
fixed physical structure such as a yard or a street trading pitch for which
rates are payable or in a co-working hub or a rented fixed desk. This does not
include businesses carried on from motor vehicles, such as PSVs or construction
business must have a current eTax Clearance Certificate from the Revenue Commissioners;
Business Turnover criteria:
projected average weekly turnover of the business over the claim period 1st
April to 30th June 2021 is estimated to be no more than 25% of the:
weekly turnover of the business in 2019; or
projected average weekly turnover of the business in 2020, for businesses that
commenced after 1st November 2019, and the financial statements as of end of
2019 should be uploaded with the application;
business intends to resume trading in full once Government COVID-19
restrictions are eased.
Proposed Term & Level of Payments
scheme will aid eligible businesses that meet the scheme criteria for the
trading period beginning the 1st April to 30th of June 2021.
eligible applications with a minimum turnover of €50,000 will receive a payment
eligible applications with a minimum turnover of €20,000 and less than €49,999
will receive a payment of €1,000.
will be dispersed in the same format as rates refunds via bank transfer.
Scheme will close to new applicants on 21st July 2021.
The scheme will be run on a first-come-first-served basis.
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For more COVID-19 business supports visit enterprise.gov.ie/coronavirus.