Outdoor Dining Enhancement Scheme

Outdoor Dining Enhancement Scheme

The Outdoor Dining Enhancement Scheme will be delivered in partnership between Fáilte Ireland and Local Authorities across the country. The Scheme will provide funding for individual tourism and hospitality businesses to develop and increase their own outdoor seating capacity. 

The scheme opens for applications on 12 April 2021 and will close on the 30th of September, 2021.  

This Scheme is designed to enable individual tourism and hospitality businesses to increase their dining and seating capacity in the short-term and secondly to enable a long-term strategy for local authorities to develop appropriate permanent weatherproofed outdoor dining infrastructure.

The aim is to support jobs and businesses and to transform appropriate outdoor spaces while providing much needed assistance to those who have been impacted most heavily by recent Covid 19 closures.

This funding announcement further strengthens this Government’s and Meath County Council's commitment to the development of our towns and business as outlined in the ‘Our Rural Future’ plan.

Any queries relating to the scheme should be emailed to economic@meathcoco.ie

Terms and Conditions & 254 Licence ( Licensing of Signs to Business Premises on Public Roads) application form can be found below Applications for the Outdoor Dining Scheme should be made via: https://submit.link/7O

Terms and Conditions
Application for Licensing of Signs to Business Premises on Public Roads

Should a new Section 254 (Licensing of Signs to Business Premises on Public Roads) Application be required, completed 254 licence applications forms should be returned to:

Transportation Section

Buvinda House,


Co Meath or Via email to transport@meathcoco.ie

The fee ordinarily associated with the licence has been waived for the purpose of this scheme.