Business Support Unit, LEO Office, Áras Chill Dara, Devoy Park, Naas,
APPLICATION PROCESS FOR SCHEME
In order to apply for the Outdoor Seating & Accessories for Tourism & Hospitality Businesses all applicants must adhere to the following application process:
- Complete the following application form on Submit.com
- It is important that all Costs and Quotations are included.
- The Economic Development Unit will approve the application (pending all applicants have sought and been approved for a section S254 planning permission where applicable).
- Once we review the application, we will respond with decision.
- Once purchases have been made, receipts must be sent to Economic Development Unit via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- At this stage, payment can be made to the applicant.
PART A - GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF SCHEME
The focus of this scheme is to provide a level of financial support to tourism and hospitality businesses, in our town centres, to purchase or upgrade equipment to provide additional outdoor seating and, therefore, increase their outdoor dining capacity for the summer of 2021. This scheme will financially assist and support independent tourism and hospitality business owners to create outdoor dining experiences in a regulated and accessible manner. Funding under the scheme is only available to existing businesses.
The Outdoor Seating and Accessories for Tourism & Hospitality Business Scheme will be administered through Local Authorities and each local Authority has the right to use their discretion in regard to their process and the development of appropriate terms and conditions that are appropriate for their respective streetscapes, businesses etc. All applicants will be required to comply with planning codes, legislative requirements and other compliance requirements.
1. Who is Eligible?
§ The scheme is open to attractions, hotels, restaurants, cafes, public houses or other tourism and hospitality business establishments where food is produced on the premises and sold for consumption on the premises.
Sports Clubs such as Tennis, Football, Golf etc. are deemed to be ineligible for this scheme because of their restrictive access and therefore cannot be considered.
§ Those premises that have no commercial rates outstanding to Kildare County Council or have a payment plan in place.
§ All applicants
must ensure they have sought and been approved for a section S254 planning permission where applicable. The S254 form and info is available at https://kildare.ie/countycouncil/Forms/Planning/.
The Planning Department will accept applications in either soft copy of hard copy format.
*Completed Section 254 licence application forms can be sent by post or email to:
Planning Department, Kildare County Council, Áras Chill Dara, Devoy Park, Naas, Co Kildare. W91 X77F
2. What Items are considered eligible for the scheme.
§ Electric heaters
§ Plant stands
§ Wooden Platform
The tables and chairs or other furniture shall be of robust and stable construction to prevent movement in adverse weather conditions and be agreed with Kildare County Council.
Screens/windbreakers must be agreed with Kildare Council and will be subject to the following conditions;
§ Screens to be plain, coloured or neutral canvas type, not more than 1 metre high, spanning between or framed by simple metal type posts.
§ Screens to be manufactured from flame/fire retardant material.
§ Base plates or weighted bases to screening posts must not extend outside the licensed area.
§ All screens, posts and bases must be demountable.
§ Screens must be sufficiently robust to prevent overturning in adverse weather conditions.
§ No advertising apart from the name of the premises to be used on the screens, without the permission of Kildare Council.
3. Amount of Grant Available
The scheme will provide for up to 75% of the ex-VAT cost of equipment purchased/installed with a maximum allowable contribution of up to €4,000 per applicant.
4. Privacy & Data Protection
or hardcopy from our offices at Kildare County Council, Devoy Park, Naas
Co Kildare W91 X77F.
5. Applications for Funding Timeline
The scheme will be open from the 12/4/2021 for applications. Applicants will apply through their relevant Local Authority. The scheme will close on the 30/9/2021.
6. Freedom of Information
Applicants should be aware that, under the Freedom of Information Act 2014, information provided by them in this Application may be liable to be disclosed. Applicants are asked to consider if any of the information provided by them in their Application should not be disclosed because of its confidentiality or commercial sensitivity. If Applicants consider that certain information is not to be disclosed because of its confidentiality or commercial sensitivity, Applicants must, when providing such information, clearly identify such information and specify the reasons for its confidentiality or commercial sensitivity. If Applicants do not identify information as confidential or commercial sensitive, it is liable to be released in response to a Freedom of Information request without further notice or consultation with the Applicant. Kildare County Council will, where possible, consult with the Applicant about confidential or commercial sensitive information so identified before making a decision on a request received under Freedom of Information.
Any further information requested on the ‘Outdoor Seating and Accessories for Tourism and Hospitality Scheme’ please contact The Business Support Unit ,Kildare County Council, by :