Christmas Retail Support Programme 2016 open for applications in Tipperary

Tipperary County Council in conjunction with Tipperary Local Enterprise Office is inviting applications from Traders Associations, Chambers and Community Groups under the Christmas Retail Support Programme. The grant scheme will provide support for towns and villages to implement strategies designed to attract new customers, retain existing customers and encourage increased spend in Tipperary’s towns and villages over the Christmas period.

Grantees will be awarded a cash grant of between €400 and €3,000 to be spent on advertising /promotions /street entertainment etc for their Christmas event.

The applications will be assessed using the following criteria:

Criteria Score


Impact on town/village centre, including programme of events 30
Collaboration – involvement of local people/stakeholders 30
Retail Offering 10
Promotional Plan 10
Capacity to deliver (previous experience) 10
Quality of Application & Budget 10


The application form (attached below) is available from Mark O’ Brien, Community & Economic Development, Ballingarrane House, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary, Tel: 076 1065233 or email Applicants requiring assistance or guidance in submitting an application to the Christmas Retail Support Programme; can contact the above.

If your organisation would like to avail of the Christmas Retail Support Programme grant, please complete an application form and submit it by 5.00pm, 6th of October 2016 to Mark O’ Brien, Community & Economic Development, Ballingarrane House, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary or by emailing

Christmas Retail Support Programme 2016 – Application Form

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