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Extension of Outdoor Seating & Accessories Grant Scheme for Public Houses 2021

Clare County Council is pleased to announce that the Extension of Outdoor Seating & Accessories Grant Scheme to Public Houses is now open for 2021 online applications.

The purpose of this Scheme is to extend the level of financial support to Public House businesses (to include non-food serving pubs), to purchase or upgrade equipment to provide additional outdoor seating capacity for the summer of 2021. This scheme is to financially assist and support Public Houses to create outdoor seating experiences in a regulated and accessible manner. Funding under the scheme is only available to existing businesses.

All applicants will be required to comply with planning codes, all other legislative requirements, and all other compliance requirements. Commercial rates due in respect of premises have been paid for the period up to 31st December 2019 or a payment plan is in place with Clare County Council. Street Furniture Licence fees will be waived this year to support the efforts of businesses to increase their seating capacity while enabling social distancing.

The scheme is open to Public Houses (to include non-food serving pubs).

Items which are considered eligible for the scheme:

  • Tables
  • Chairs
  • Umbrellas
  • Electric heaters
  • Screens/windbreaks
  • Plant stands
  • Wooden Platform


The Online Application form and scheme guidelines can be accessed from the following link:

Online applications can be made from 9:00a.m., Friday, 25th June, 2021.

The Closing Date for submission of online applications is 5:00p.m., 30th September 2021.

Enquiries can be made by email

Page last reviewed: 24/06/21

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