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Restart Grant Plus Scheme - Extended to the 31st October

Friday 9 October 2020

Restart Grant Plus Scheme - Extended to the 31st October

Wicklow County Council has been charged with administering the Restart Grant Plus on behalf of the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment. The Restart Grant Plus is a key part of the government’s July Stimulus package, a €7.4bn package of measures designed to stimulate a jobs-led recovery and build economic confidence while continuing to manage the impact of Covid-19.

Key changes to the Restart Grant Plus Scheme are as follows:

  • €300m additional funding in addition to €250m previously committed
  • Grant amount has increased substantially. Minimum grant is now €4,000 and maximum is €25,000. Previous grant amounts were €2,000 and €10,000 respectively
  • Medium sized companies now eligible Companies with up to 250 employees can now apply (previously the grant was for companies with less than 50 employees
  • Increased eligibility Non-rateable B&Bs, sports clubs with commercial activities and trading charity shops are now eligible

To qualify for the Restart Grant Plus, the important criteria are:

  • A business must be commercial and in the local authority rates system (apart from non-rateable B&Bs who can apply to Fáilte Ireland);
  • It must have suffered a 25% loss of expected turnover between 1 April and 30 June 2020;
  • It must have less than 250 employees and turnover less than €25m;
    It must declare its intention to re-employ staff in receipt of the Temporary Wage Subsidy Scheme
  • Businesses that have been approved for a grant under the Original Restart Scheme can apply again for a 2nd grant by submitting a separate Declaration Form which will be made available shortly by Wicklow County Council.  These businesses should not submit a new on-line application here.


Further details on the Restart Grant via a Frequently Asked Questions document is available below. If you have any queries, please contact us using either of the following contact methods:

Tel: 0404 20128

To apply for the Restart Grant Plus please fill out the form below.


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