This is a very difficult time for businesses across Donegal and especially for businesses in the tourism and hospitality sector.
As communities and businesses continue to support measures introduced by Government to help prevent the spread of Covid-19, Donegal County Council recognises that businesses are experiencing unprecedented challenges at this time and we are keen to ensure that you have timely access to information on available supports and advice.
This web page is aimed at providing this information. Because we recognise the Covid-19 emergency is constantly evolving and continually changing, we wish to furnish you with a comprehensive list of links that may be useful to your business.
Public Health Advice
For all questions arising as a consequence of COVID-19, employers are directed to the public health advice issued by the HSE. It is essential that all employers abide by this advice.
The Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection have a range of measures to provide income support to people affected by COVID-19 (Coronavirus) which are available here.
Business Continuity Planning Checklist
This checklist identifies a range of issues for enterprise to consider in responding to the COVID-19 outbreak.
Government Supports for Covid-19 impacted businesses
Practical steps for businesses to take in dealing with immediate and severe financial challenges arising from the Covid-19 crisis
Government supports for working capital
Strategic Banking Corporation of Ireland
DEBI Credit Guarantee Scheme
MicroFinance Ireland Loans - businesses can apply through the Local Enterprise Office or directly to MicroFinance Ireland
Donegal County Council Commercial Rates
Ratepayers experiencing difficulties in paying their commercial rates are being encouraged to contact the Council directly by calling 074 91 53900 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or contact staff directly dealing with their account- see detail here.
Other supports available
Business support agencies have a range of supports available to help businesses during this crisis:
Local Enterprise Office
Údarás na Gaeltachta
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