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Commercial Rates

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Commercial Incentive Grant Scheme 2021

2021 Commercial Rates Waiver Scheme 

Making of the rate for 2021


 Commercial Incentive Grant Scheme 2021

Kildare County Council has opened applications for their Commercial Incentive Grant Scheme for 2021.

The scheme will encourage the use of vacant commercial premises by providing a grant to eligible entrepreneurs who occupy certain vacant properties  in 2021 in towns or village centres throughout the County.  An attractive, vibrant commercial area contributes positively to a location’s retail and economic growth, boosting footfall and street activity.

This new scheme will complement the highly successful Shop Front Grants Scheme already available through Kildare County Council.  Eligible businesses will receive the grant over three years.

To view the eligibility criteria for the scheme see Commercial Incentive Eligibility Criteria

To view the full scheme see Incentive Scheme

To make an application, please click HERE



Extension of Commercial Rates Waiver to Quarter Three 2021

The Department of Housing, Local Government & Heritage’s Commercial Rates Waiver Scheme has been further extended to include Quarter 3 of 2021.

The waiver supports businesses closed or seriously impacted by the current restrictions.

Eligible Categories

Business categories automatically eligible for the waiver are set out in Appendix C. Appendix C - eligible rates customers

Kildare County Council has applied a further three-month rates waiver from June to September 2021 to all eligible accounts.

Excluded Categories

Business categories excluded from the waiver are set out in Appendix D. Appendix D - ineligible rates customers

Ratepayers in these excluded categories may appeal this exclusion if they meet either of the following criteria in Q3 2021:

  • The business is receiving support under the Revenue Commissioners COVID Related Support Scheme (CRSS) or
  • Turnover from the relevant business activity in the claim period from 1st July to 30th September 2021 does not exceed 25% of the average weekly turnover for the year 2019 (or 2020 for a new business)

Excluded ratepayers that wish to appeal MUST submit the relevant documentary evidence by email to covidwaiver@kildarecoco.ie by close of business 6th October 2021. Appeals not supported by the appropriate documentary evidence will not be processed.

Please note: If you have submitted an appeal for Q1 or Q2 2021 and have demonstrated a serious impact due to Covid 19, you are not required to be re-assessed for eligibility for Q3.

Supporting documentation must be provided when submitting an appeal, a list of which can be found in the FAQs 2021 Commercial rates waiver scheme FAQs




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