Commercial Rates

Commercial Rates

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Commercial Incentive Grant Scheme 2021

2021 Commercial Rates Waiver Scheme 

Small Business Assistance Scheme for COVID (SBASC)

Making of the rate for 2021



Commercial Incentive Grant Scheme 2021

Kildare County Council has opened applications for their Commercial Incentive Grant Scheme for 2021.

The scheme will encourage the use of vacant commercial premises by providing a grant to eligible entrepreneurs who occupy certain vacant properties  in 2021 in towns or village centres throughout the County.  An attractive, vibrant commercial area contributes positively to a location’s retail and economic growth, boosting footfall and street activity.

This new scheme will complement the highly successful Shop Front Grants Scheme already available through Kildare County Council.  Eligible businesses will receive the grant over three years.

To view the eligibility criteria for the scheme see Commercial Incentive Eligibility Criteria

To view the full scheme see Incentive Scheme

To make an application, please click HERE



Commercial Rates Waiver for Quarter 1 and Quarter 2 2021 

 The Department of Housing, Local Government & Heritage recently announced a waiver of Commercial Rates for the first and second quarter of 2021.

The waiver supports businesses closed or seriously impacted by the current restrictions.

Eligible Categories

Business categories automatically eligible for the waiver are set out in Appendix C. Appendix C - eligible rates customers

Kildare County Council has applied a six-month rates waiver from January to June 2021 to all eligible accounts. 

Excluded Categories

Business categories excluded from the waiver are set out in Appendix D. Appendix D - ineligible rates customers

Ratepayers in these excluded categories may appeal this exclusion if they can demonstrate a severe impact on their business due to Covid-19.

If you have submitted an appeal for Q1 2021 and have demonstrated a serious impact due to Covid 19, you are not required to be re-assessed for eligibility for Q2.

If you are in an excluded category and your business meets either of the following criteria in Q2 2021:

  • The business is receiving support under the Revenue Commissioners COVID Related Support Scheme (CRSS)                                                                                     Or
  • Turnover from the relevant business activity in the claim period from 1st April to 30th June 2021 does not exceed 25% of the average weekly turnover for the year 2019 (or 2020 for a new business)


 You are invited to provide the supporting proofs listed in the FAQs  2021 Commercial rates waiver scheme FAQs

Excluded ratepayers that wish to appeal MUST submit the relevant documentary evidence by email to by close of business 9th July 2021. Appeals not supported by the appropriate documentary evidence will not be processed.


Small Business Assistance Scheme for Covid [SBASC]

The Department of Enterprise Trade and Employment recently launched the Small Business Assistance Scheme for COVID (SBASC) which is intended to target those businesses with operating costs that do not qualify for the COVID Restrictions Support Scheme (CRSS) operated by the Revenue Commissioners.



If you have any queries, please contact Kildare County Council Rates Department by email at



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