Important Information Regarding the Restart Grant and Restart Grant Plus Schemes (Bilingual)

  1. The Restart Grant Plus Scheme, including the top-ups applied nationwide and in certain counties, will close from midnight on Saturday 31st October.  A new COVID Restrictions Support Scheme (CRSS) was established as part of Budget 2021 on 13th October 2020 and is being operated by the Revenue Commissioners

COVID 19 – Business Supports

Cork County Council is acutely aware of the severe challenges facing business as we experience the unprecedented challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Government has mobilised a range of supports across many of its departments and it is vital that businesses familiarise themselves with the various options that are designed to help them through this difficult time. Below are set out a number of key supports along with links and contact points to get the very latest information on an ongoing basis.

Cork Incubator Kitchens provide the ingredients for business success

Mr. Athula Kuruppu Achchige has gone from strength to strength in his business with the assistance of a range of supports from Cork County Council. The Council owned Cork Incubator Kitchens in Carrigaline, provided the backdrop to success for ‘Athula Fusion Foods’, whose range of fusion sauces are now available in SuperValu stores nationwide.

Council Pilot Scheme Aims to Get Bantry Competing on World Retail Stage

Cork County Council today launched a pilot Retail Support Programme in a bid to help local businesses thrive in the face of present and future challenges. Bantry Town has been chosen to pilot the scheme which is being driven by Mayor of the County of Cork, Cllr, Patrick Gerard Murphy. The programme, which involves a business breakfast and networking event on May 15th for Bantry retailers, will highlight the learnings of a number of experienced guest speakers in Retail, Food and Tourism to discuss the challenges facing the Retail sector and how to overcome them.

Economic Development Fund


The Economic Development Fund (EDF) was introduced in 2010 to promote economic development and job creation opportunities in the County. Funding priorities were identified, the application procedure was set out and the Council agreed to allocate 1% of Commercial Rates income annually to the Fund.


Initially, the EDF considered applications under the following headings;