Covid-19 Restart Grant PLUS Offaly

The Restart Grant Plus is a NEW standalone grant that is available to all eligible businesses, including those who received a grant in the 1st Restart Grant Scheme.

The grant is a contribution towards the cost of re-opening or keeping a business operational and re-connecting with employees and customers. The grant could be used to defray ongoing fixed costs, e.g. utilities, insurance, refurbishment or for measures to ensure employee and customer safety.

There are two types of applicants:

  1. Applicants who received a grant under the 1st Restart Scheme are eligible for a 2nd grant (Restart Grant Plus) by submitting a Declaration Form. Offaly County Council will use contact details from your original grant application form and send you the Declaration Form to be used when applying for the Restart Grant Plus. Please DO NOT SUBMIT another application form as this will delay the processing of your grant request.
  2. First-time Applicants who are now eligible under the Restart Grant Plus Scheme must submit the Application Form.

Key changes to the Restart Grant Plus Scheme: 

  • €300m additional funding in addition to €250m previously committed
  • Grant amount has increased substantially. Minimum grant is now €4,000 and maximum is €25,000. Previous grant amounts were €2,000 and €10,000 respectively
  • Medium sized companies now eligible Companies with up to 250 employees can now apply (previously the grant was for companies with less than 50 employees)
  • Increased eligibility Non-rateable B&Bs(through Failte Ireland), sports clubs with commercial activities and trading charity shops are now eligible

The closing date for receipt of applications is 30 September 2020

To apply please fill in the online Application form available here: (first time applicants only)

Restart Grant PLUS Online Application Form

To check your eligibility check out the FAQs here:

Restart Grant Plus FAQs

A useful guide to the ReStart Plus grant can be found here:

Restart Grant Plus Explanatory Information

Should you have any queries on the Restart Plus Grant please contact us at or FREEPHONE: 1800 15 15 15