Note: This Scheme is now Closed

Small Business Assistance Scheme for Covid (SBASC) - Phase 2

The Department of Enterprise Trade & Employment has recently launched the Small Business Assistance Scheme for COVID (SBASC) for Q2, 2021 and DETE has extended eligibility for the €60m Small Business Assistance Scheme for COVID (SBASC) to include businesses operating from a non-rateable premises such as a home business or yard.

SBASC gives grants to businesses that 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.

The Q2 scheme covers the period 1 April 2021 to 30 June 2021. Those who applied under Phase 1 are still eligible to apply for a second payment of €4,000 if they continue to meet the criteria which is set out in Frequently Asked Questions.

Each eligible applicant will receive a payment of €4,000 or €1,000 depending on their turnover and if they meet the criteria which is set out in Frequently Asked Questions below.

The closing date for applications for the Q2 grant under SBASC is 21 July 2021.

Businesses in the Cork County administrative area can apply online using YourCouncil. FAQ’s relating to the scheme can be found on the application form and should be reviewed carefully before submitting an application. All other queries relating to the scheme can be made to the Cork County Council helpline on (021) 4208000 or by e-mail at sbasc@corkcoco.ie