A Note from the Head of Enterprise

To all Kildare business owners,

I regret you had to experience another extremely difficult day in what is the most challenging of times for you and your families along with this evening confirmation of a further lockdown for our county.

However, I am also feeling hopeful given tonight’s lowering of Covid19 figures in County Kildare.

Having worked with the Department of Business Enterprise and Innovation,  I am happy with the announcement that further supports will now be available specifically for you, Kildare businesses.

We welcome additional funding from theTánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment Leo Varadkar, and in particular, the further 20% top-up to the Restart Grant Plus, equivalent to a 40% uplift overall, bringing the new minimum grant to €5,600 and the maximum grant to €35,000.

Full details of the expansion of supports can be found here >> 

No matter what stage you are in business you should not feel that you are handling these economic challenges on your own. We have a range of one on one confidential free advice sessions available to you, just book your place online here.

We encourage all businesses regardless of sector and size to engage with us in the coming days via email at localenterprise@kildarecoco.ie. Please also visit our website localenterprise.ie/kildare to see our full level of support available to you.

Please remember we are here to support you whatever way we can,

Stay safe,


Jacqui McNabb
Head of Enterprise, Kildare County Council