22
MAY
2020

Louth County Council Updates for Library Service, Business Restart Grant, Arts, Archives & County Museum

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Louth Library Service
Louth Library Service continues to deliver on the National
Wellbeing Initiative #Together. A housebound service for
those cocooning is up and running the public are
encouraged to request the service through Community Call
Helpline.

Business Restart Grant
The Government has introduced a ReStart Grant
Programme for businesses as a contribution towards the
cost of re-opening or keeping a business operational, and
reconnecting with employees and customers. The grant
can be used to defray ongoing fixed costs, e.g. utilities,
insurance, refurbishment or for measures to ensure
employee and customer safety. The grant will be the
amount of a business’ rates assessment for 2019 (excluding
arrears), subject to a minimum of €2,000 and a maximum of
€10,000. Applications for the grants will be made via local
authority websites. Application form and FAQs will be
available on our website from 1pm today.

Arts
Guidelines have been issued on the re-opening of Arts
Centres and Theatres. Link to Document – RE-Opening Arts
Centres Doc May 2020. In the meantime, online
programming continues in Droichead Arts Centre, An Táin
Arts Centre and Highlanes Gallery. Follow their social
media platforms for updates.

Archives
Louth County Archives is continuing to place links to
activities and videos in the Wellbeing During Covid-19
webpage

County Museum
The Museum continues to upload content to its Facebook
page,https://www.facebook.com/countymuseumdundalk/
TheDundalk Democrat are running a feature on letters from
grandchildren to their grandparents in conjunction with the
Museum. The letters tell what the children are experiencing
during the lockdown. In years to come it could be a very
interesting piece of social (and local) commentary.