B&B owners are encouraged to apply for the new Restart Grant Plus, allowing them to avail of a minimum grant of €4,000 from Fáilte Ireland. Applications are open until November 30th.

Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, Catherine Martin T.D., secured €8m for the Restart Grant Plus scheme for B&Bs as part of the Government’s Jobs Stimulus package.

B&Bs that do not pay local authority rates are entitled to apply for the grant which will assist owners with the costs of re-starting and operating their B&B business at the appropriate time.

Minister Catherine Martin said: “The Restart Grant Plus was a key element of the Government’s Jobs Stimulus package and up to €8milion has been ringfenced to support B&Bs. This is another critical action the Government is taking to help support and sustain the tourism sector at this devastating time.”

Paul Kelly, CEO of Fáilte Ireland, added: “We welcomed the Government’s decision to extend the Restart Grant to B&Bs as part of the July Jobs Stimulus package.  We are working closely with the sector to ensure as many B&B owners avail of this fund which will help owners with the costs associated with re-starting and operating their B&B business at the appropriate time.”

For more information on the Restart Grant Plus for B&Bs visit www.failteireland.ie.

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