The Local Enterprise Office network stands ready to assist businesses to address the critical challenges presented by the COVID-19 virus pandemic.

Businesses which are seeking support to assist with business continuity and preparedness connected to the COVID-19 outbreak, may be provided with a Business Continuity Voucher subject to certain conditions and criteria.

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The new Business Continuity Voucher is now available through Local Enterprise Offices and is open to sole traders and companies across every business sector that employ up to 50 people.

The voucher is worth up to €2,500 in third party consultancy costs and can be used by companies and sole traders 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.

What does it cover:
3rd Party Consultancy Only

Examples of what it could be used to support include but are not limited to:
Develop business continuity plan 
Assess current financial needs in the short term to medium term
Reduce variable costs, overheads and expenses,
Review and explore supply chain financing options
Implement remote working processes or procedures
Leverage HR expertise 
Leverage ICT expertise 
Prepare a business case for application to emergency financial interventions available through Banks, Strategic Banking Corporation of Ireland and Micro Finance Ireland.


Apply through and approved by Local Enterprise Office – Application Forms can be found here, please email completed applications form to your local enterprise office:

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Eligibility
Any EI; IDA; Udaras na Gaeltachta clients must contact their relevant agency
Company must be:Irish owned
CRO registered (company or sole trader)
Open to all sectors – excluding gambling; gaming; adult entertainment; tobacco
Up to 50 employees
De Minimis Rules apply
One voucher per business.

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