Small Business Assistance Scheme For Covid [SBASC] - Q2

 The expanded Small Business Assistance Scheme for COVID is now open for applications through your Local Authority.  Closing date for this scheme is 21st July 2021

How to apply

Previously Received SBASC Funding

If you have previously received SBASC funding click link https://submit.link/dR

Not Previously Received SBASC Funding

If you have NOT previously received SBASC funding Q2 click link https://submit.link/di

Scheme Phase 2 details

Phase 2 of this scheme has been expanded to include those that had previously been ineligible.

  • Businesses working from non-rateable premises are now eligible to apply and if they meet the other eligibility criteria will receive a grant of €4,000.
  • Businesses with a turnover between €20,000 and €49,999 are also now eligible to apply if they meet the other eligibility criteria and will receive a grant of €1,000.

SBASC gives grants to businesses who are not eligible for the Government’s COVID Restrictions Support Scheme (CRSS), the Fáilte Ireland Business Continuity grant or other direct sectoral grant schemes. This scheme aims to help businesses with their fixed costs, for example, rent, utility bills, security.

If you have received Phase 1 of SBASC you can apply for Phase 2 if you continue to meet the eligibility requirements.

Details of Phase 2 of SBASC

  • The scheme is available for businesses that do not qualify for CRSS, MEBAS, Fáilte Ireland Schemes or other sector schemes designed to assist with fixed costs
  • the scheme is available to companies, self-employed, sole traders or partnerships;
  • the business is not owned and operated by a public body;
  • the business is not eligible or availed of CRSS, Fáilte Ireland Business Continuity Scheme, MEBAS or other sectoral schemes. The details of these schemes are set out on the application form and FAQs.
  • the business operates from a building, including working from home, or similar fixed physical structure such as a yard or a street trading pitch for which rates are payable or in a co-working hub or a rented fixed desk.   This does not include businesses carried on from motor vehicles, such as PSVs or construction trades;
  • the business must have a current eTax Clearance Certificate from the Revenue Commissioners;

Business Turnover criteria

  • the projected average weekly turnover of the business over the claim period 1st April to 30th June 2021 is estimated to be no more than 25% of the:
    • average weekly turnover of the business in 2019; or
    • the projected average weekly turnover of the business in 2020, for businesses that commenced after 1st November 2019, and the financial statements as of end of 2019 should be uploaded with the application;
  • the business intends to resume trading in full once Government COVID-19 restrictions are eased.

The SBASC will be administered through your local authority: Proposed Term & Level of Payments

  • The scheme will aid eligible businesses that meet the scheme criteria for the trading period beginning the 1st April to 30th of June 2021.
  • All eligible applications with a minimum turnover of €50,000 will receive a payment of €4,000.
  • All eligible applications with a minimum turnover of €20,000 and less than €49,999 will receive a payment of €1,000.
  • Payments will be dispersed in the same format as rates refunds via bank transfer.
  • The Scheme will close to new applicants on 21st July 2021.

The scheme will be run on a first-come-first-served basis. 

For more COVID-19 business supports visit enterprise.gov.ie/coronavirus.

Please forward queries on the Small Business Assistance Scheme for COVID to SBASC@louthcoco.ie

Data Protection Statement: 

Data Protection Statement:

Louth County Council is seeking the information below from you to process your application under the Small Business Assistance Scheme.  The lawful basis for processing this information is:

Article 6(1)(e) of the General Data Protection Regulation (the ”GDPR”)

The Data Controller within the meaning of data protection laws (the GDPR and Data Protection Act 2018) is the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment. Louth County Council is the Data Processor for the purpose of administering the Scheme.

The personal data you provide will be used for the purposes of submitting and processing your application for SBAS funding.    

Certain high-level data will also be provided to the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment. These data sets will include: the numbers of applications received, approved, paid and rejected, as well as the numbers of applications per economic sector, by county.  These data are required for reporting and auditing purposes.  As part of this process, the Louth County Council will also retain these data for a period of 5 years from the closing date of the Scheme. Your personal data may also be shared by us with third parties to meet our legal obligations (including audit requirements), applicable regulation or other lawful requests.

 

It is also important to note that information will be provided to the Revenue Commissioners by the Department and/or the relevant local authority via a secure file transfer mechanism. The purpose of this is to enable the Revenue Commissioners to confirm that you have not received a Covid Restrictions Support Scheme (CRSS) payment in 2021.

 

Finally, for spot-checks and auditing purposes, individual applications may also be examined.  

 

By submitting your application, you understand that the Department of Enterprise Trade and Employment and/or the relevant local authority will provide the details on this application form to the Revenue Commissioners via a secure file transfer mechanism.  The purpose of this is to enable the Revenue Commissioners to confirm that you have not received a Covid Restrictions Support Scheme (CRSS) payment in 2021. In providing this information you also understand that this information will be shared by the Revenue Commissioners with the Department of Enterprise Trade and Employment and/or the relevant local authority.

 

Further information – Data Protection

Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment:

Privacy Notice: – Small Business Assistance Scheme www.louthcoco.ie/dataprotection

Data Protection Statement: – See: DETE - Data Protection Statement

Contact details of our Data Protection Officer:

Celyna Coughlan – Data Protection Officer

e-mail: dataprotection@enterprise.gov.ie