Laois businesses have received €1,349,531 to date from the Government’s COVID-19 Restart Grant to help them get back on their feet.
Fine Gael Deputy Charlie Flanagan says this money is crucial to helping businesses recover after the Coronavirus shutdown.
Deputy Flanagan said: “Laois County Council is responsible for administering the Government’s Restart Grant and has confirmed that small and micro businesses in Laois have now been allocated €1,349,531.
“This is crucial to helping Laois businesses to get back on their feet after what has been such a difficult few months.
“The funding is designed to help businesses with the costs associated with reopening and re-employing workers following COVID-19 closures.
“Businesses can avail of between €2,000 and €10,000 for this purpose.
“Getting these businesses back open is so important to the revival of our local economy here in Laois as they are such important employers.
“This is in addition to a range of other supports for businesses to help them through the pandemic.
“The €7.4 billion July Stimulus had a range of measures designed to stimulate a jobs-led recovery and build economic confidence while continuing to manage the impact of Covid-19.
“It will provide a boost to the economy, building confidence and moving us towards a more sustainable future in Laois and across all regions of the country.
“The application form for the Restart Grant is available on the Council’s website.
“I encourage all micro and small business owners in Laois to take a look at the website and apply for the grant to help them get up and running again after COVID-19.”