COVID-19 Street Furniture Grant Scheme

The objective of the Street Furniture Grant is to contribute to vibrant town and village centres by assisting and supporting the hospitality sector. The Grant provides support towards the cost of equipment to provide additional outdoor seating and accessories in reopening post Covid-19.

A consistent and high-quality standard in the street furniture will be required in order to:

  • enhance the appeal of town and village centres
  • create confidence in visiting and dining in town and village centres

In order to place furniture in public places, applicants must firstly have applied for and been granted a Section 254 licence by Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council. The Section 254 licence fee has been waived for table and chair street furniture applications in 2020.

Successful licence applicants will be considered eligible for the Street Furniture Grant, subject to all terms and conditions being complied with.

The grant only applies where additional street furniture is being provided and will not be payable for upgrades to existing seating areas.

Items must be purchased between 1st June 2020 and 31st October 2020 and payment will be made to approved applicants on submission of receipt for equipment purchased and an accompanying photograph.

Apply for the grant here.

Grant Available

The scheme will provide up to 75% of the ex VAT cost of equipment purchased/installed, with a maximum allowable contribution of €2,000 per applicant. Only items purchased after June 1st, 2020 will be eligible under the scheme.

Who is eligible?

  • Small independently run businesses where food is sold for consumption on the premises, fronting onto a public space, and who have been approved for the granting of a Street Furniture Licence by Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council
  • Those premises that have no commercial rates outstanding to Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council or have a payment plan in place

What items will be considered eligible for the grant?

  • Tables
  • Chairs
  • Umbrellas
  • Electric heaters
  • Screens/windbreaks
  • Plant stands
  • Temporary bike stands
  • Wooden Platforms

The closing date is the 31st of October 2020.

Apply online here or download the application form and send to EconomicDev@dlrcoco.ie