Last Updated on 24th April 2020 to reflect the most recent changes as a result of COVID-19 for getting a Business Continuity Voucher in Ireland. 

Irish Business Owners: Did you know you could be eligible for a grant to pay for third party consultancy costs and can be used by companies and sole traders to develop short-term and long-term strategies to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The goal is to help companies make informed decisions about what immediate measures and remedial actions should be taken, to protect staff and sales.

If your application is successful, a qualified expert will be selected by your Local Enterprise Office to work with you on your business continuity plans. The value of this service is up to a maximum of €2,500.

 

How to Get a Business Continuity Voucher in Ireland

For many Irish businesses, the question is where to start. The Whizz.ie experts are here to break it down for you:

APPLICATIONS: STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE

Step 1
 

To apply for a Business Continuity Voucher, please DOWNLOAD the application form and SAVE IT to your desktop, laptop or tablet computer.

For the PDF version, please open the application form using Adobe Acrobat or an equivalent PDF reader. If you don’t have Adobe Acrobat, you’ll find links below.

  • Here’s the application form in PDF format
  • Here’s the application form in Microsoft Word format
Step 2

Simply type your answers into the spaces provided and remember to SAVE any changes you make.

When completed, please E-MAIL your application form directly to your Local Enterprise Office, as an attachment to your e-mail.

Every Local Enterprise Office has its own e-mail address and you’ll find these addresses here

Step 3

Your Local Enterprise Office will acknowledge your e-mail. After an assessment has taken place, they will let you know if your application has been successful.

If you’d like to discuss your application with your Local Enterprise Office at any stage, you’ll find their telephone number and e-mail address here

What is Covered?

This will depend on the individual needs of your company but you could use the voucher for consultancy on areas such as:

Financial Advice
Human Resources
IT & Security
Branding
Digital Marketing

and also areas such as: Health & Safety; Funding; Business Planning; Marketing; PR.

Who Can Apply?

Businesses within any sector

Businesses employing up to 50 Staff

What will I have to pay?

There is up to €2,500 available through the Local Enterprise Offices. There is no cost for businesses who receive approval under this fund.

 

How can Whizz help you? 

If you get approved, you can request for us to be your appointed Digital Marketing / Branding expert and we will work with you to optimise your Online Presence and advise the right platform and framework to help you achieve your goals i.e.

  • Web strategy
  • Branding Specialist
  • Social Media Marketing

Best of luck with all the research and please feel free to contact us if you have any queries. We’d be happy to help.

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