Wednesday, 18 November 2020
Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection
Covid-19 Pandemic Supports
116. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if consideration will be given to awarding the enterprise support grant to a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [37166/20]
The COVID-19 Enterprise Support Grant is designed to assist self-employed people who had been in receipt of the Pandemic Unemployment Payment or a Jobseeker's Payment and who closed their claim to resume their self-employment since 18 May.
This grant seeks to support micro self-employed enterprises, not currently eligible for similar grant funding through other departments. The support is available to small business owners who employ fewer than 10 people, are not liable for commercial rates and have an annual turnover of less than €1 million.
However as the person concerned was not in receipt of the Pandemic Unemployment Payment or a Jobseeker's Payment, he does not meet the qualifying criteria for the grant.