Re-Start Grant Plus – A Fund to Reconnect Small and Micro Businesses with their Employees and Customers

The Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation has enhanced the Restart Grant for small businesses, following the announcement of the July Stimulus Package.

Direct grant aid of between €4,000 minimum and €25,000 maximum based on commercial rate bill for 2019 (or a maximum of €15,000 for businesses that received the maximum €10,000 under the original Restart Grant Scheme).

A business must:

  • Be a commercial, trading entity;
  • Operate from a permises that is commercially rateable by a local authority (see FAQ9 for certain B&B establishments);
  • Have 0 – 250 employees;
  • with a turnover of under €100k per employee to a maximum of €25m
  • The business must have suffered a 25%+ loss in revenue from 1st April 2020 to 30th June 2020
  • Commit to remain open or reopen if closed and
  • Intend to retain employees that are on The Temporary Wage Subsidy Scheme (TWSS)

The closing date for receipt of applications is 30th September 2020.

For further information or queries email


Useful link: Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation