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Outdoor Seating & Accessories Scheme Application Form


Scheme Overview

The focus of this scheme is to provide a level of financial support to tourism and hospitality businesses, to purchase or upgrade equipment to provide additional outdoor seating and, therefore, increase their outdoor dining capacity for the summer of 2021. This scheme will financially assist and support independent tourism and hospitality business owners to create outdoor dining experiences in a regulated and accessible manner. Funding under the scheme is only available to existing businesses.

The Outdoor Seating and Accessories for Tourism & Hospitality Business Scheme will be administered through Local Authorities and Tipperary County Council has the right to use its discretion in regard to its process and the development of appropriate terms and conditions that are appropriate for our respective streetscapes, businesses etc. All applicants will be required to comply with planning codes, legislative requirements and other compliance requirements.

1. Who is Eligible?
  • The scheme is open to attractions, hotels, restaurants, cafes, public houses (including non-food serving) or other tourism and hospitality business establishments where food is sold for consumption on the premises.
  • Those premises that have no commercial rates outstanding to Tipperary County Council or have a payment plan in place.
2. What Items are considered eligible for the scheme.
  • Tables
  • Chairs
  • Umbrellas
  • Electric heaters
  • Screens/windbreaks
  • Plant stands
  • Wooden Platform

The tables and chairs or other furniture shall be of robust and stable construction to prevent movement in adverse weather conditions and be agreed with Tipperary County Council.

Screens/windbreakers must be agreed with Tipperary County Council and will be subject to the following conditions;

  • Screens to be plain, coloured or neutral canvas type, not more than 1 metre high, spanning between or framed by simple metal type posts.
  • Screens to be manufactured from flame/fire retardant material.
  • Base plates or weighted bases to screening posts must not extend outside the licensed area.
  • All screens, posts and bases must be demountable.
  • Screens must be sufficiently robust to prevent overturning in adverse weather conditions.
  • No advertising apart from the name of the premises to be used on the screens, without the permission of Tipperary County Council.
3. Amount of Grant Available

The scheme will provide for up to

75% of the ex-VAT cost of equipment purchased/installed with a maximum allowable contribution of up to €4,000 per applicant.

Expenditure must be incurred between

1st April 2020 and 30th September 2021

and payment will be made by Local Authorities to approved applicants on submission of receipts and photography of furniture in situ.

4. Privacy & Data Protection

Personal information collected by Tipperary County Council is done so in order for us to process your application. Legally we can process this information as it is necessary for us to comply with our statutory / legal obligations. The protection of your personal data is a key priority for the Council and your data will be processed in line with our Privacy policy which is available at:


If you require further information regarding our Privacy Statement, you can contact dataprotection@tipperarycoco.ie or write to us at: Data Protection Officer, Tipperary County Council, Civic Offices, Emmet St., Clonmel, County Tipperary or by calling 0761065000.

5. Applications for Funding Timeline

The scheme will be open from the 13/04/2021 for applications. Applicants will apply through their relevant Local Authority. The scheme will close on the 30/9/2021.

6. Freedom of Information

Applicants should be aware that, under the Freedom of Information Act 2014, information provided by them in this Application may be liable to be disclosed. Applicants are asked to consider if any of the information provided by them in their Application should not be disclosed because of its confidentiality or commercial sensitivity. If Applicants consider that certain information is not to be disclosed because of its confidentiality or commercial sensitivity, Applicants must, when providing such information, clearly identify such information and specify the reasons for its confidentiality or commercial sensitivity. If Applicants do not identify information as confidential or commercial sensitive, it is liable to be released in response to a Freedom of Information request without further notice or consultation with the Applicant. Tipperary County Council will, where possible, consult with the Applicant about confidential or commercial sensitive information so identified before making a decision on a request received under Freedom of Information.

7. Section 254 Licences

You will need a licence to place on, under, over or along a public road certain items of equipment

A common example is an application for a licence to place tables and chairs outside a hotel, restaurant, public house or other venue. For this reason, sometimes a licence application is referred to as being for a "street furniture" licence, although there are many other items and situations where a licence may be required.

The form may be accessed from the following link;

For further information and questions relating to Section 254 licences should be directed to the relevant Municipal District by email or call Customer Services at 0761 065000:

Covid-19 Restrictions

All businesses should operate in line with ongoing government advice in relation to Covid 19 restrictions.



Please fill in the application form below, please note that you can complete the form in two ways.

  1. If you have incurred expenditure prior to the commencement of the scheme and meet all the scheme criteria you can make one complete application.
  2. If you are considering purchasing seating and accessories that will be eligible under this scheme you may apply for approval in principle, in this case, if you are successful we will contact you with further instructions following purchase.

At all times the onus on meeting the criteria of the scheme is on the applicant.


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I have read and understand the terms and conditions of the ‘Outdoor Seating & Accessories for Tourism and Hospitality Business Scheme’
I declare that the information provided on the application for the “Outdoor Seating & Accessories for Tourism and Hospitality Business Scheme” is true and correct.


You can find your customer number on your Rate Demand/Rate Bill
You can find your Rate Number on your Rate Demand/Rate Bill
Tax Reference Number (TRN)
I hereby request Tipperary County Council to transfer payment in to my existing supplier account. If your are not an existing supplier, please select 'No' and we will contact you for payment details as soon as your grant is processed.