Covid-19 Support Fund for Meath SMB’s

Applications are now closed for the Covid-19 Support Fund for Meath SMB's

Supporting & Promoting Innovative Measures by Meath Small & Medium Business in Response to the Challenges posed by COVID-19 Restrictions.

The Covid-19 Support Fund for Meath SMB’s is available through County Meath Chamber of Commerce and is funded by Facebook.

The overall objective of the fund is to support the small and medium sized businesses in County Meath who have been adversely affected by Covid-19 trading restrictions. Funding will be granted to applicants who best demonstrate their need and ability to adapt, developing innovative work solutions in order to strengthen and evolve during and after the current crisis. 
 
Small & Medium Business in County Meath who fulfil the following criteria may apply

The business must:

  1. Be a registered business and have a registered trading address in County Meath.
  2. Be in operation for at least one year.
  3. Clearly demonstrate how it has been adversely affected by the Covid-19 Pandemic.
  4. Outline clearly its plans to innovate or adapt and the positive impact that this funding will have in strengthening and sustaining the business during and after the crisis.
  5. Include a budgeted projection on costs and details on exactly how any funding will be implemented.

How much is available in The Covid-19 Support Fund for Meath SMB’s?

The total fund is €250,000. The maximum grant available to any business is €3,500. 

  • Successful applicants will receive a letter of offer with details of the monies granted.  
  • In addition to the grant monies, selected applicants will be invited to access County Meath Chamber membership supports as well as SMB digital supports from Facebook.

What can The Covid-19 Support Fund for Meath SMB’s be spent on?

The fund is available to support innovative measures by Meath SMB’s. The following are examples of what may be considered (this list is not exhaustive) - product diversification costs, capital costs, digitisation of business, purchase of remote/home working equipment, development of strategies to attract new customers, social distancing measures,

What is excluded from the Covid-19 Support Fund for Meath SMB’s?

Support cannot be sought for things that are already covered by government support packages.

Terms and Conditions

  • The application must be made via the application form which can be downloaded on www.countymeathchamber.ie. Applications received by other methods will not be processed.
  • Only one application per business will be considered.
  • The application must be fully completed. Incomplete applications will not be processed.
  • The closing date for the application is Monday 1st June 2020
  • Applications will be assessed by an independent panel. The decision of the independent panel is final. 
  • Due to the anticipated volume of applications, individual feedback cannot be given to unsuccessful applicants. 

 

Click here to read the Press Release

Applications are now closed for the Covid-19 Support Fund for Meath SMB's