A one-off grant up to a maximum of €1,000 is available for most businesses that are not liable for commercial rates.
Purpose: To reimburse a business which closed because of the COVID-19 pandemic, for its’ reopening costs.
Who is eligible?
The enterprise support grant is available if you:

• Were in receipt of the COVID-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment or Jobseeker’s Benefit / Jobseeker’s Allowance and have closed your claim on or after 18th May 2020;
• Operated a business prior to March 2020 that closed because of the pandemic and has since reopened;
• Employ fewer than 10 people;
• Have an annual turnover of less than €1 million; and
• Are PRSI and Tax compliant.
The Enterprise Support Grant is not available if you:

• Are liable for commercial rates; or
• Are eligible for other COVID-19 business restart grants from other government departments, including the Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation’s COVID-19 Business Restart Grant and the Department of Children and Youth Affairs’ Childcare Reopening Grant.
You must be able to produce the invoices associated with the reopening cost in order be reimbursed.
What costs are eligible?
Eligible costs must be related to the restart of your business (net of VAT for VAT registered businesses). Costs incurred since 13th March can be included in your application. Examples of eligible costs include:

• Capital costs incurred for the purchase of equipment including signage and personal protective equipment;
• Repairs, maintenance and installation of safety measures;
• Business training, mentoring and coaching;
• Advertising and marketing;
• Salaries (accompanied by payslips where the Temporary Wage Subsidy Scheme is not payable);
• Vehicle running costs including fuel;
• Accountancy and related services, and legal advice; and
• Public liability and indemnity insurance costs.
Business consumables directly related to trading will generally not be accepted.
Application form ESG1 can be found here which includes:
1. Personal and Business details.
2. Summary of invoices.
3. Declaration form.
If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact us: 07493 21420 or info@mlmg.ie.