The Outdoor Seating & Accessories for Tourism & Hospitality Business Scheme is part of Fáilte Ireland’s new Outdoor Dining Enhancement Investment Scheme. The scheme is funded by Fáilte Ireland and is administered by Wexford County Council.
The aim of the scheme is to provide financial support to tourism and hospitality businesses in our towns and villages, towards the cost of equipment to provide additional outdoor seating and, therefore, increase their outdoor dining capacity for the summer of 2021.
The scheme is open to attractions, hotels, restaurants, cafes, public houses or other tourism and hospitality business establishments where food is sold for consumption on the premises.
- Funding under the scheme is only available to existing businesses who operate from a premises that is a commercially rateable property.
- Applicants can apply for a grant of up to €4,000 (for up to 75% of the ex-VAT cost of equipment purchased). Please note labour costs are not covered under this scheme
- Eligible expenditure includes tables, chairs, umbrellas, electric heaters, screens/windbreaks, plant stands and wooden platforms.
- Expenditure must be incurred between the 1st April 2020 and 30th September 2021.
The closing date for applications is 30th September 2021.
To submit your application please complete the Outdoor Seating & Accessories for Tourism & Hospitality Businesses (OSAS) online form click here.
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Fáilte Ireland have published “Best Practice Guidelines for Outdoor Dining and Urban Animation”
The best practice guidance includes:
- Layout, character and illustrations of various street activation scenarios.
- Guidance on seating, shelter, containment, planting, lighting, heating and signage.
- Other significant considerations such as flexibility of use and art installations.
- A checklist for implementing public realm improvements.
The guidelines aim to inspire creative and unique public realm responses that help shape enjoyable user experiences. It is an aim of the guidelines to help businesses think about how their design responses can collectively contribute to the formation of a destination, where people choose to spend time and return to.
The Best Practice Guidelines for Outdoor Dining and Urban Animation can be viewed here.