Business Support Scheme

Business Support Scheme

The Members of Meath County Council have allocated a fund in the Annual Budget for 2019, to encourage and support businesses under the Business Support Scheme 2019 by applying a credit to the Customers Commercial Rates Account once certain conditions are met.

It should also be noted that 2019 is the 11th year where there has been no increase in the commercial rate for the County.

Below are the bands which determine the level of support available:

Annual Commercial Rates Bill

Support/Credit Available for Customer

paying by Direct Debit

Support/Credit Available for Customer

paying non Direct Debit 

€0 - €500 €50 €50
€501 - €1,000 €100 €90
€1,001 - €1,500 €120 €110
€1,501 - €2,000 €140 €130
€2,001 - €3,000 €180 €170
€3,001 - €20,000 €200 €190

Conditions of Scheme

  • Applicants must occupy a commercial property within Meath.
  • The Commercial Rates (including arrears) relating to the business must be paid in full on or before 31st July 2019.

If customers pay via Direct Debit, Standing Order, EFT, On-Line or Payment Card, this date will be extended to 11th December2019 however, payments made via these options must have commenced prior to the 10th April, 2019 or have made prior arrangements with Meath County Council.

  •  An increased support is available to businesses that pay by direct debit, see table above.
  • The Business Support Scheme will not apply where a Business may already be availing of a support/incentive scheme already being operated by Meath County Council.
  • This credit cannot exceed 10% of a saving to any business on their annual rates bill.
  • Businesses/Companies that operate using multiple properties within Meath only qualify once for the grant, not multiple times.
  • The grant will only apply to customers where their annual rate demand is €20,000 or less.
  • Where businesses/companies operate from multiple properties within County Meath, the limit is a combination of their annual rate demands to a maximum of €20,000 as above.

Payment of the Grant

The support measure will apply in 2020 by applying a credit to the Customers Commercial Rates Account as soon as possible after the above conditions have been fulfilled.


If you have any queries on the Small Business Support Scheme, please email

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