Outdoor Seating & Accessories for Tourism and Hospitality Business Scheme
Published on 14th April 2021
Dublin City Council is delighted to announce that applications are now open for financial support from a new scheme aimed at tourism and hospitality businesses in Dublin City.
Under The Outdoor Dining Enhancement Scheme, businesses can request financial support to purchase or upgrade equipment to provide additional outdoor seating and, therefore, increase their outdoor dining capacity for summer 2021.
The scheme is open to attractions, hotels, restaurants, cafes, public houses or other tourism and hospitality business establishments where food is sold for consumption on the premises.
The following items are considered eligible for the scheme:
- Electric heaters
- Plant stands
- Wooden Platform
The scheme will provide for up to 75% of the ex-VAT cost of equipment purchased/installed with a maximum allowable contribution of up to €4,000 per applicant.
The Outdoor Dining Enhancement Scheme is being delivered in partnership with Fáilte Ireland and Local Authorities across the country.
The scheme will be open for applications from 13/4/2021 and will close on 30/9/2021.
Funding under the scheme is only available to existing businesses and all applicants will be required to comply with planning codes, legislative requirements and other compliance requirements.
Notes to the Editor:
In order to place furniture in public places, applicants must first have applied for and been granted an Annual Street Furniture Licence from Dublin City Council under section 254 of the Planning & Development Act 2000 or have applied for and been granted a Temporary Seating Permit under Section 71 of Roads Act 1993.
The tables and chairs or other furniture shall be of robust and stable construction to prevent movement in adverse weather conditions and be agreed with Dublin City Council.
Screens/windbreakers must be agreed with Dublin City Council and will be subject to a number of conditions.
Items purchased after 20th April 2020 will be eligible up to the value of the grant available.
For more information and for details on how to apply for funding visit: