Phase 2 of the expanded Small Business Assistance Scheme for COVID is now open for applications through your Local Authority

The scheme will be run on a first-come-first-served basis, closing date for applications is 21 July 2021

The scheme has been expanded to include the following businesses if they continue to meet the eligibility criteria of Phase 1 of the scheme: 

  • Businesses working from non-rateable premises 
  • Businesses with a turnover between €20,000 and €49,999  

SBASC gives grants to businesses who are not eligible for the Government’s COVID Restrictions Support Scheme (CRSS), the Fáilte Ireland Business Continuity grant or other direct sectoral grant schemes. This scheme aims to help businesses with their fixed costs, for example, rent, utility bills, security.

Full details of the scheme can be found here.

For assistance in making an application for this scheme, please contact Advisory Director, Ruth Brereton at