Department of Social Protection
Published on 29 June 2020
Last updated on 1 March 2021
The Enterprise Support Grant is available to assist eligible self-employed recipients who close their COVID-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment
on or after 18 May 2020.
This will provide business owners with a once-off grant of up to €1,000 to restart their business which was closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Grant will be awarded to self-employed people who:
Funding will be awarded for eligible costs up to a maximum of €1,000.
Grants will be awarded on costs related to reopening your business, including:
Normal business costs are not generally included.
Complete the COVID-19 ESG 1 application form below and return it to your local Intreo Centre.
Application Form ESG1
Enterprise Support Grant - COVID-19 support for Micro-Enterprises
You must retain all receipts and invoices for one year from the date of payment of this grant for inspection by the department.
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