Restart Grant PLUS


The Restart Grant Plus Scheme, including the top-ups applied nationwide and in certain counties closed 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 

For more information on the COVID Restrictions Support Scheme, click HERE.

If you did not apply for the original Restart Grant scheme, which was introduced at the end of May 2020, and believe that you may have been eligible, then please contact Cavan County Council for further information by emailing This appeals process will close at midnight on 31st October.


Restart Grant Plus

The Restart Grant Plus is a NEW standalone grant that is available to all eligible businesses, including those who received a grant in the 1st Restart Grant Scheme. The online application form is for new applicants only; applicants who already received a payment under the initial ReStart Grant scheme will be emailed directly by the Cavan County Council with a Declaration form and details on how to apply for the ReStart Plus Grant. 
Grants of between €4,000 up to a maximum of €25,000 are available. To qualify for the scheme, enterprises must have:
  • 250 employees or less;
  • Turnover of less than €100,000 per employee; and
  • Reduced turnover by 25% as a result of COVID-19
Those that accessed funding through the previous round of the scheme are eligible to apply for a second top-up payment to a total combined value of the revised maximum grant level.
Under the Restart Grant Plus scheme, support will also be provided for enterprises that could not access the original grant scheme, including rateable sports businesses and trading charity shops. Non-rated B&Bs will be eligible for a grant payment of €4,000.

How to apply

If you received a payment through Restart Grant 1:
  • Restart Grant 1 Recipients (businesses who previously received a grant payment) DO NOT NEED TO COMPLETE THE WEB FORM AGAIN – Restart Grant one recipients shall receive correspondence directly from Cavan County Council detailing how to apply for the ReStart Grant Plus.
If You Did Not Receive a Payment Through Restart Grant 1
  • New applicants (businesses who did NOT receive a payment through the initial Restart Grant), please follow the link below to make your application. Closing date for receipt of applications is the 31st of October 2020.

Frequently Asked Questions

Download the Restart Grant Plus FAQ document HERE

To obtain an Irish version of the application form please email

Further information

For further information, email, or contact the Finance Department on 049-4378300