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Immediate Covid-19 Supports

Immediate Covid-19 Supports

Helping Kildare Businesses Recover in 2021

Business Restart 2021

Avail of free of charge one-to-one advisory sessions on business concerns relating to reopening in Summer 2021. An expert mentor will be appointed to advise on concerns in the following areas:

  • Cashflow and Finance
  • Tax/VAT related Queries
  • HR and Staffing issues
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Online Strategy and promoting your reopening
  • Applying for Finance
  • Health and Safety - Reopening your shop or business premises in line with Covid 19 Government Guidelines 
  • Outdoor Seating & Accessories for Tourism & Hospitality Businesses (Hospitality Sector Only)
  • Or any other business-related issues that may arise due to the current circumstances.

To apply for this support: Complete the request form here >>

Shop County Kildare Online Trading Platform

The last 12 months has proven the essential need for Kildare businesses to be trading online. This shared e-commerce platform developed to bring Kildare businesses online is free of charge, and businesses can register here:

Trading Online Voucher Scheme

The Trading Online Voucher Scheme financially supports small businesses with trading online to boost their sales and reach new markets.

This scheme is a 50% funding opportunity with up to €2,500 available and can be used towards eligible costs such as digital marketing strategies, e-commerce websites or app development. Click here >>

Covid-19 Business Loan- Micro Finance Ireland

The Covid-19 Business Loan Scheme is available for micro-enterprises that have been impacted by Covid-19. Loans from 5k - 25k are available, with zero repayments in first 6 months. Kildare LEO will also provide mentorship to support with the application. Click here >>

Suite of Local Enterprise Office Grant Aid

Available to business (subject to qualifying criterion) such as: Feasibility Study Grant, Priming Grant, Business Expansion Grant and Technical Assistance for Micro Exporters.

Other Government supports for COVID-19 impacted businesses

There is a wide range of other supports available to help businesses impacted by the COVID-19 crisis.

Financial supports, training and guidance to help your business mitigate the impact of COVID-19 and return to work safely: