The focus of this scheme is to provide a level of financial support to tourism and hospitality businesses, in our town centres, to purchase or upgrade equipment to provide additional outdoor seating and, therefore, increase their outdoor dining capacity for the summer of 2021. This scheme will financially assist and support independent tourism and hospitality business owners to create outdoor dining experiences in a regulated and accessible manner. Funding under the scheme is only available to existing businesses.
All applicants will be required to comply with planning codes, legislative requirements and other compliance requirements. The scheme is open to attractions, hotels, restaurants, cafes, public houses or other tourism and hospitality business establishments where food is sold for consumption on the premises and premises that have no commercial rates outstanding to Mayo County Council or have a payment plan in place.
(Please note: the commercial rates due eligibility cause is in respect of premises have paid their rates demand for the period up to 31st December 2019 or a payment plan is in place with Mayo County Council”.)
Mayo County Council has provided mandatory design guidelines and reference documents on the safe and permissible use of public space for commercial purposes which need to be considered in conjunction with the grant scheme. Please visit https://www.mayo.ie/publicrealmsupport to review the documentation.
What Items are considered eligible for the scheme:
- Electric heaters
- Plant stands
- Wooden Platform
The scheme will provide for up to 75% of the ex-VAT cost of equipment purchased/installed with a maximum allowable contribution of up to €4,000 per applicant. The scheme will be open from the 12/4/2021 for applications and will close on the 30/9/2021. Expenditure must be incurred between 1st April 2020 and 30th September 2021.
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Applicants should be aware that, under the Freedom of Information Act 2014, information provided by them in this Application may be liable to be disclosed. Applicants are asked to consider if any of the information provided by them in their Application should not be disclosed because of its confidentiality or commercial sensitivity. If Applicants consider that certain information is not to be disclosed because of its confidentiality or commercial sensitivity, Applicants must, when providing such information, clearly identify such information and specify the reasons for its confidentiality or commercial sensitivity. If Applicants do not identify information as confidential or commercial sensitive, it is liable to be released in response to a Freedom of Information request without further notice or consultation with the Applicant. Mayo County Council will, where possible, consult with the Applicant about confidential or commercial sensitive information so identified before making a decision on a request received under Freedom of Information.
Any queries in respect of the scheme, please contact Deirdre/Anne on 094 9064299 or email firstname.lastname@example.org