Outdoor Seating and Accessories for Tourism and Hospitality Business Scheme

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Outdoor Seating and Accessories for Tourism and Hospitality Business Scheme

The new Outdoor Seating and Accessories for Tourism and Hospitality Business Scheme from Local Enterprise Offices, Longford, Longford County Council and Fáilte Ireland provides financial support to tourism and hospitality businesses to purchase or upgrade equipment for outdoor seating, increasing outdoor dining capacity.

The Scheme allows such businesses to rethink their outdoor spaces and create outdoor dining experiences, allow for greater use of such spaces and help towards business growth in our communities. 

What is on Offer? 

  • Applicants can apply to the Longford Local Enterprise Office for a grant up to €4,000 (for up to 75% of the ex-VAT for cost of equipment purchased or installed).
  • Successful applicants who received a grant under this scheme in 2020 can apply for the additional €2,000 (subject to the same conditions).

What Businesses Can Apply?

  • Independent tourism and hospitality businesses (i.e. attractions, hotels, restaurants, cafés, public houses)
  • Food must be sold for consumption on the premises
  • Businesses already in operation 

How Can You Apply?

Click Here for the Outdoor Seating and Accessories Scheme for Tourism and Hospitality 2021 Application Form

Terms and Conditions

  • Longford County Council is making an addendum to the guidelines for The Outdoor Seating and Accessories for Tourism and Hospitality Business. In recognition of the global demand for outdoor seating and accessories in some instances suppliers are unable to complete orders until January 2022. In these exceptional circumstances applicants can still apply under the scheme and will receive their grants once goods are delivered and they can provide proof of deliver and in-situ. Applicants need to apply for the scheme prior to the closing date (8 October 2021) enclosing the quotes for goods, delivery dates from the suppliers and will still need to be compliant with all regulatory and planning requirements.
  • The closing date has been extended to 8 October 2021.