Businesses Can Apply To Council For €4,000 Grants To Develop Outdoor Dining Facilities

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A NEW  €17million fund for developing outdoor dining capacity in the tourism and hospitality sector has been announced today.

Kerry County Council will get two allocations of €200,000 under two parts of the scheme. The first part of the scheme covers  outdoor seating and accessories, where hospitality businesses in the county can apply for a grant of up to €4,000 (up to 75% of the ex-VAT cost of equipment purchased/installed) for costs for outdoor tables, chairs,  umbrellas, electric heaters, screens/windbreaks, plant stands and wooden platforms will be covered under the scheme.

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Part Two of the scheme covers weatherproofing and outdoor dining infrastructure.  This  will support Local Authorities  to upgrade and enhance streets and public spaces  and implement weather-proofing solutions which will facilitate year-round outdoor dining in urban tourism centres.

The duel aim of this programme is to provide funding for individual tourism and hospitality businesses to develop and increase their own outdoor seating capacity and to enable Local Authorities to develop permanent outdoor public dining spaces in towns and urban centres.

Expenditure must be incurred before September 2021 and the scheme will open for applications on April 12, 2021 through Local Authority websites. The announcement has been welcomed by Minister for Education and Kerry Fianna Fáil TD Norma Foley.

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  1. Hi were do we get the application for 4 k grant