DONEGAL emergency HUMANITARIAN SUPPORT SCHEME

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The Government has announced details of a number of schemes to provide temporary emergency humanitarian support to people who have been affected by recent flooding in Co Donegal during the 3rd and 4th of October 2019 (Storm Lorenzo).

At the request of Business Minister Heather Humphreys TD, the Irish Red Cross Society has agreed to administer two temporary emergency support schemes on behalf of the Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation. 

Temporary emergency humanitarian support for Small Businesses

This scheme provides temporary emergency humanitarian support to small businesses that have been unable to secure flood insurance and have been flooded during the 3rd and 4th of October, as a result of Storm Lorenzo. At the request of Business Minister Heather Humphreys TD, the Irish Red Cross Society has agreed to administer this scheme on behalf of the Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation. 

The closing date for receipt of applications is 15 November 2019 (click on the button to download an application form)

This scheme is a temporary humanitarian support contribution towards the costs of returning business premises to their pre-flood condition including the replacement of flooring, fixtures, fittings and damaged stock. The scheme will not provide a contribution to the loss of earnings or loss of business goodwill.

The scheme is targeted at small businesses (up to 20 employees) and will have two stages:
1. The first stage will commence immediately and will provide a contribution of up to €5,000, depending on the scale of damage incurred.

2. In the event that businesses has incurred significant damages above €5,000, the second stage will provide a means to seek further support. However, this will be a more lengthy process requiring a more detailed assessment. Eligibility Criteria for this scheme is detailed below. The total level of support available for both stages combined will be capped at €20,000 per property.

CRITERIA FOR QUALIFICATION FOR PAYMENT UNDER THE SMALL BUSINESS SCHEME

(i) Only those small businesses that could not secure flood insurance are eligible.
(ii) For the purpose of this scheme a small business will be defined as one with up to 20 employees.
(iii) The business premises must have been flooded during the 3rd and 4th of October 2019 as a result of Storm Lorenzo and this fact verified by the relevant Local Authority.
(iv) Any location within Co Donegal flooded during the period in question is encompassed by the scheme.
(v) At the time of the flood, the business must have been trading and in a rateable premises (where the premises is not subject to commercial rates, the applicant should supply a tax clearance certificate as supporting documentation, or where this is not available, a recent official document from Revenue showing the tax registration number of the business).
(vi) A business operating from a place of residence that suffered damage and was uninsured may be eligible to claim from the scheme provided that specific documentation can be supplied and the Department of Social Protection Scheme has not been used to co-fund. 

Temporary emergency humanitarian support for Community, Voluntary & Sporting Bodies

The Irish Red Cross is administrating this Government scheme to provide temporary emergency humanitarian support to Community, Voluntary & Sporting bodies affected by flooding during the 3rd and 4th of October 2019 as a result of Storm Lorenzo in Co Donegal.

The closing date for applications is the 15 November 2019 (click on the button to download an application form)

This scheme is a temporary humanitarian support contribution to cover flood damage to buildings, contents or fixtures & fittings following Storm Lorenzo during the 3rd and 4th of October 2019. This scheme will not provide a contribution to loss of earnings or loss of business goodwill or for damage caused to fairways or sports grounds or pitches. Eligibility criteria for this scheme are detailed below.

This scheme has two stages:

1. The first stage is intended to provide an immediate contribution of up to €5,000, depending on the scale of damage incurred.

2. In the event that an organisation’s premises, its content or equipment have incurred significant damages above €5,000, the second stage will provide a means to seek further support. However, this will be a more detailed assessment. The total level of support available will be capped at €20,000 (per premises).

CRITERIA FOR QUALIFICATION FOR PAYMENT UNDER THE COMMUNITY, VOLUNTARY AND SPORTING BODIES SCHEME

(i) The community, voluntary or sporting body must have been operating/trading during the period of 3rd and 4th of October 2019. 
(ii) The premises must have been flooded due to Storm Lorenzo during the 3rd and 4th of October 2019 and factually verified by the relevant Local Authority.
(iii) Only those organisations that could not secure flood insurance are eligible.

(iv) The scheme applies to buildings, contents, fixtures, and fittings. 

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