The Government has agreed that Level 5 as set out in the Plan for Living with COVID-19 will apply nationally until January 31st 2021. The Government has clearly stated that there is an absolute need to minimise the level of mobility and congregation of people in order to reduce all opportunities for transmission of the virus.

Consequently, and in line with current public health guidance, the Offices of Offaly County Council are closed for walk-in services to support this reduced mobility policy.

Public access cannot be facilitated during LEVEL 5 restrictions. Therefore, Offaly County Council services will be available by telephone, email, online post and only where absolutely necessary and in exceptional circumstances by appointment. Please read latest information.

Covid-19 Capacity Grant Scheme for Business 2020-2021

This scheme is funded under the Department of Rural and Community Developments’ Town and Village Renewal Scheme in partnership with Offaly County Council. The Scheme is open for applications from all local businesses/retail premises within the towns and villages of Offaly, excluding Tullamore Town, as towns with a population of >10,000 are excluded from Town and Village Renewal funding.

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Full details of the Scheme and a paper application form are available here or alternatively apply online here: Covid-19 Grant Capacity Grant

The closing date for receipt of completed applications is 12.00 noon, Friday 12th February 2021.

Please e-mail completed application forms to or apply online at the link above