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Kilkenny County Council Vacant Premises Scheme is open for Applicants

‘Small Business Vacant Premises Incentive Scheme’ for the occupation of previously vacant commercial property for a new business start-up or an existing small business expanding. Vacancy period is 6 months.

Small Business Vacant Premises Scheme

The Small Business Vacant Premises Incentive scheme has been developed to support small businesses in their startup

phase and small businesses expanding and creating jobs locally. The scheme will provide a grant

awarded directly to the growing business supporting jobs and is paid for the first three years of the

start-up or expansion. The grant is based on a correlation to the business’s commercial rates on a

reducing basis of 75%, 50% and 25%. This scheme will allow a business to receive up to €3,000 over

the three years of the scheme.


Rates eligible Grant category Maximum


Rates eligible

Grant category

Maximum Grant award to Business

Year 1

Up to €2,000



Year 2

Up to €2,000



Year 3

Up to €2,000


€ 500






Any enquiries regarding the scheme can be made to or call 056 7794196

Download the Application Form >>