A new scheme called the COVID-19 Business Aid Scheme (CBAS) has just been launched. It is aimed at firms who to date have not been eligible for the COVID-19 Restrictions Support Scheme (CRSS).
You can claim the CBAS if you are a business that has not shut your premises completely to the public but you have been affected negatively by COVID-19 and your turnover is down by at least 75%. So, for example, if you are a caterer or wholesaler who supplies to restaurants and you are still open but in a very limited way you should qualify for a grant of €8,000.
You will apply for this grant online via your local authority. The government is still finalising details of the scheme and it will open for applications shortly, we will include further details as soon as they are announced.