Please note that the next round of evaluations on this scheme is closing 31st Jauary 2019. In order to be considered in the next evaluation period please have your completed application and documentation submitted by this date.
Completed applications for this round should be submitted to the Economic Development Unit of Leitrim County Council.
The purpose of the scheme is to give an incentive to both landlords and new aspiring business owners/leasers to occupy vacant premises by lowering entry costs through a grant related to the level of rates payable on the property.
The Incentivised Scheme for Town Centres has been informed by consultations carried out by the Council in regard to economic development of the county in preparing the Economic Strategy and Economic Element of the Local, Economic and Community Plan. The grant will operate on a sliding scale over 3 years as follows:
o Year 1 - 75% of the annual rates paid in year 1 of trading.
o Year 2 -50% of the annual rates paid in year 2 of trading.
o Year 3 - 25% of the annual rates paid in year 3 of trading.
The scheme will be further supported by a number of supports available through the LEO office as follows:
· Confidential one to one advice.
· Participation on a Start Your Own Business Course.
· Training and mentor support in areas like marketing and social media marketing.
· Assistance with preparing an application for Microfinance Ireland if relevant.
· Financial Assistance towards trading online via the Trading Online Voucher Scheme
Application Form and Scheme Guidelines available for download on Leitrim County Council website..
Applications can be submitted to Economic Development Unit, Leitrim County Council, Aras an Chontae, Carrick on Shannon, Co. Leitrim. Enquiries to 071 9650400