Wednesday, 17 February 2021

Questions (499, 500)

Pauline Tully

Question:

499. Deputy Pauline Tully asked the Minister for Social Protection the number of applications that have been received for the enterprise support grant from businesses in County Cavan; the number that have been successful; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [8554/21]

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Pauline Tully

Question:

500. Deputy Pauline Tully asked the Minister for Social Protection the number of applications that have been received for the enterprise support grant from businesses in County Monaghan; the number that have been successful; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [8555/21]

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Written answers (Question to Social)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 499 and 500 together.

The Enterprise Support Grant (ESG) is available to eligible self-employed recipients who close their Pandemic Unemployment Payment (PUP) and re-start their business. A once-off grant of up to €1,000, to assist with the costs associated with reopening, is available under this measure.

The information requested by the Deputy in relation to counties Cavan and Monaghan is set out in the table below.

Cavan

Monaghan

Total

Registered

155

78

233

Awarded

142

73

215