CLARE Local Enterprse Office have launched a new scheme worth €2,500 to help businesses respond to the Covid19 crisis.
The Business Continuity Voucher is now available through Local Enterprise Offices and is open to sole traders, partnerships and companies across eligible business sectors that employ up to 50 people.
The voucher is worth up to €2,500 in third party consultancy costs and can be used by businesses to develop short-term and long-term strategies to respond to the Covid-19 pandemic.
“The goal is to help business owners make informed decisions about what immediate measures and remedial actions should be taken, to protect staff and sales,” a spokesperson for Clare LEO said.
In order to apply, businesses fill out a short application form and submit it directly to Local Enterprise Office Clare by e-mail.
When a business is issued with a voucher for third party consultancy, they begin working directly with a qualified expert, selected from existing Local Enterprise Office and Enterprise Ireland panels.
The primary aim of the scheme will be to support businesses make informed decisions on the immediate measures needed to continue trading in the current environment while securing the safety of all employees and future business viability through identification of remedial actions.
Closing date for applications is Friday 15th May 2020.
Details of other business supports available from the Department of Enterprise, Business and Innovation can be found at https://dbei.gov.ie/en/
“This is very much an evolving situation and as we become aware of more information, we will update via our various social media platforms and via our website. Please monitor same to stay informed,” the spokesperson added.