Westmeath County Council has been charged with administering the COVID-19 Restart Grant on behalf of the Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation (DBEI). Micro and small businesses are particularly vulnerable to the economic effects of Covid-19.
Many businesses, even while closed, continue to incur costs including fixed costs without being able to generate revenues. It is recognised that businesses will also incur costs in preparing their businesses to reopen and meeting the needs of employees and customers. The Restart Grant is designed to alleviate the pressure on businesses in this context.