Business Incentive Scheme

The Business Incentive Scheme is intended to encourage the use of vacant commercial premises  over a three year period.


Grants are available to incentivise new businesses to locate in premises that have been vacant for a period exceeding six months and to encourage diversity of retail opportunities within the social heart of each town, certain T&C’s may apply. Please review our Privacy Statement and Terms & Conditions before submitting your application.


To apply for the scheme please complete this online application, or alternatively you can download and complete this Hard Copy application and send it (including all supporting documentation) to our office at the Business Support Unit, Laois County Council Council, James Fintan Lalor Ave, Kylekiproe, Portlaoise, Co. Laois, R32 EHP9, or via email to


Please contact the Business Support Unit if you have any queries on 057 – 8664000 where we would be more than happy to assist you on your application.
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