Funding for outdoor seating for tourism & hospitality


Photo of row of empty cafe tables and chairs outdoors

Applications for funding under the Outdoor Seating and Accessories for Tourism and Hospitality Business Scheme is now open.

The key aim of the scheme is to provide support to individual hospitality and tourism businesses towards the cost of equipment to provide additional outdoor seating and facilitate individual businesses to increase their outdoor dining capacity for the summer of 2021.

In order to place furniture in public places, applicants must firstly have applied for and been granted a Section 254 licence by Wicklow County Council. The Section 254 licence fee has been waived for table and chair street furniture applications in 2021.

Further information and application form can be found at