In order to help restore vibrancy and vitality to the town/village centre, Tipperary County Council has focussed on developing a mechanism to assist in addressing the issue of vacant retail units in the county’s village and town centres.
The Commercial Incentive Scheme (CIS) has been designed and developed to reduce the number of vacant retail units and to stimulate a differing and engaging retail mix, thereby creating a more vibrant and exciting offering and increasing the overall attractiveness of towns and villages for shopping, leisure, and business purposes.
The grant relief provided under the scheme for ELIGIBLE vacant property is:
Year 1 - Grant payable equal to 75% of rates liability
Year 2 - Grant payable equal to 50% of rates liability
Year 3 - Grant payable equal to 25% of rates liability
*It is a condition of the scheme that the Grant Payment will only be available for drawdown after 4 months of Trading; this will be subject to all rates and charges for the applicant year being discharged in full.
The scheme is restricted to vacant units located on lands zoned for Town Centre or Village Centre use (red shaded area outlined on the maps below) within the administrative area of Tipperary County Council.
For further information on the scheme, the qualifying criteria and terms and conditions, please click on the relevant link at the bottom of this page.
“One of the areas we found to be hugely beneficial from a financial perspective in the early stages was the Commercial Incentive Scheme offered by the Tipperary County Council. The scheme was designed to encourage a financial relief to new business primarily in the retail sector and we found communicating with the Tipperary County Council in regard to any aspect of the application process to be very pro-active and efficient.
We were delighted to have support at such a vulnerable period of our business and I would encourage anyone starting out in a similar business situation to contact the council to discuss the scheme.”
Dean Hand, Director, Youngrove Retail Ltd,
t/a Daybreak Clerihan.
How do I apply?
To apply please download a copy of the application form below.
Once completed please return the application form plus accompanying documentation (see Checklist) to:
Community & Economic Development Section,
Tipperary County Council,
Alternatively please email the completed form to firstname.lastname@example.org
|1. Signed Application Form|
|2. Under the De Minimis Regulation (EC) No 1998/2006 a declaration has been signed by the applicant|
|3. Signed Declaration of Vacant Property|
|4. Taxation Registration Number|
|5. Evidence that All rates, contributions and local authority charges are fullypaid up.|
|6. Evidence that property owned or leased by the applicant for a minimum of 12 months
(please provide Land Registry docs and folio map or full Lease Details including lease map)
|7. The proposed has an active street frontage with clear glazing into the unit at ground floor level.
(Please provide Photographic Evidence)
Click on the maps below to assess whether your unit is in a Qualifying Location