More than one thousand Donegal businesses have received assistance under the temporary business energy support scheme that was introduced during Budget 2023.
In Donegal, the total value of the claims approved in the 6 month period since the scheme was introduced is over €1.5 million.
The scheme offers financial support to businesses grappling with increases in their electricity or natural gas costs over the winter months.
Qualifying businesses were eligible to claim for 40 per cent of the increases in their energy bills between the ‘claim period’ which was from the start of September to the end of February.
Figures from Revenue show that as of February, 1,050 applications were received from Donegal; of these 1,032 have been approved totalling over €1,582,000.
Nationally, close to €40 million has been paid out to 23,532 businesses.
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