Business Support Fund

Business Support Funds

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There are four funds specifically designed to address key issues for businesses in the County. Three of the funds support physical works and are aimed at encouraging occupiers to improve the investment potential of industrial estates or units in which they are resident, in particular, those industrial estates experiencing high levels of obsolescence, dereliction, vacancy, and abandonment. One of the funds is specifically aimed at supporting existing small scale businesses and start-up businesses utilising previously vacant units.

Click on the links below to access the online application form: 

    Industrial Area Improvement Schemes

    This fund applies to groups of businesses that are in a position through a management company or other mechanism to work together to upgrade a wider, larger part of their industrial area.

    Individual Unit Supports

    South Dublin County Council will also support businesses that wish to upgrade their external, public facing property. The Council will support upgrade works such as boundary treatment, wall repair, painting, landscaping, and other works that contribute positively to the appearance of their premises.

    Microenterprise Development Fund

    This fund will apply whereby an owner seeks support to upgrade an existing vacant premises for the purposes of enabling new employment, micro-enterprise or innovation use.

    Microenterprise/Start-up Support (Rates)

    In order to encourage new micro-enterprise the following graduated “rates holiday” for up to two years is available.