Outdoor Seating/Accessories for Tourism & Hospitality Business Scheme

Individual tourism and hospitality businesses can avail of the new €17m Outdoor Dining Scheme in partnership with local authorities. The Outdoor Dining Enhancement Scheme will  be delivered in partnership between Fáilte Ireland and Local Authorities across the country.

The focus of this scheme is to provide a level of financial support to tourism and hospitality businesses, to purchase or upgrade equipment to provide additional outdoor seating and, therefore, increase their outdoor dining capacity for the summer of 2021.

This scheme will financially assist and support independent tourism and hospitality business owners to create outdoor dining experiences in a regulated and accessible manner. Funding under the scheme is only available to existing businesses.

The scheme will be open from the 12/4/2021 for applications & will close on the 30/9/2021.  

As of 14th June 2021, the scheme has been extended to include non-food serving Pubs.

Completed application forms should be sent to:

Louth County Council, Town Hall, Crowe Street, Dundalk, Co. Louth, Locall: 1890 202303 or via email to: tourism@louthcoco.ie

Click on link below to access Louth County Council Application for Outdoor Seating & Accessories for  Tourism and Hospitality Business Scheme including terms & conditions of scheme and application form.

LCC Application Outdoor Seating & Accessories Scheme updated 6th July 2021

Click on the link below for Frequently Asked Questions & Guidelines

FAQs & Guidelines Updated_Outdoor Seating & Accessories Scheme

Click on link below for Application for Louth County Council Section 254 Licence

Louth-County-Council-Section-254-Application-Form.pdf (size 146.4 KB)