A range of supports are available for businesses impacted by COVID-19 through your Local Enterprise Office as follows:
• Business Continuity Vouchers were introduced on March 26th to offer additional supports to businesses. The vouchers are worth €2,500 which can be used by companies and sole traders to develop short-term and long-term strategies to respond to the Covid-19 pandemic. The vouchers are available to Irish owned enterprises that employ up to 50 people. The purpose of the voucher is to help enterprises seek advice on a business continuity plan.
• New Covid-19 Business Loan (first 6 months Interest & Repayment Free) – The Covid-19 Business Loan from Microfinance Ireland (MFI), in partnership with Local Enterprise Offices, is a Government-funded initiative to support small businesses through the current period of uncertainty.
• Mentoring – clients work with an experienced mentor to identify solutions to areas of exposure within their business. With advice and guidance from their mentor, clients develop strategies that are more robust, which address issues and maximise potential opportunities around Covid-19 challenges.
To apply for Business Continuity Voucher you can download the form here LocalEnterprise.ie/Response
For details of all the supports available from the Local Enterprise Office please click here
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