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16/10/20 - Small Business Grant

As part of the ongoing supports available to commercial business during their difficult trading period in 2020 Donegal County Council has decided to extend the deadline for qualification under The Small Business Grant for commercial rates from 31st October 2020 to 30th November 2020, to allow businesses extra time to discharge their rates liability for 2020.


The Scheme gives a grant of up to 7.5% of the annual rates demand (excluding arrears), and allows businesses a maximum annual grant of €375, subject to all rates for 2020 being paid in full on the account.


This grant is applied as a credit to the account at year end.


In 2019 a total of 2,273 customers were awarded the grant at a cost of €443,654 to the Council.


This is an additional support to business in conjunction with the Rates Grant Plus Restart Scheme, the 6 month Commercial Rates Waiver Scheme for 2020, and the many business supports offered through The Local Enterprise Office.


More information on the Restart Grant Plus and the Small Business Grant are avilable here.

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