A fifth of all eligible Limerick businesses yet to apply for…

first_imgLimerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Previous articleLimerick Ladies football squad announced as fixtures confirmed for All-Ireland seriesNext articleFilm in Limerick welcomes extension of Regional Film Uplift for Mid-West in budget Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads LimerickNewsA fifth of all eligible Limerick businesses yet to apply for Business Restart Grant Plus schemeBy Staff Reporter – October 14, 2020 229 Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener Twitter WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Advertisement Printcenter_img Roisin Upton excited by “hockey talent coming through” in Limerick Facebook Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Photo by Scott Graham on Unsplash AROUND 80 per cent of businesses in Limerick who are eligible for the Business Grant Plus scheme have applied for funding from Limerick City and County Council.  To date Limerick City and County Council has received 4,211 applications with a value of €19.5 million, while 3,856 applications have been processed with €17.8 million having been paid to businesses in Limerick.  Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up However, that still leaves around 20 per cent of eligible businesses who have yet to apply for the scheme. Closing date for applications is 31 October 2020. The Business Restart Grant Plus scheme amounts to direct grant aid of between a minimum of €4,000 to €25,000, based on commercial rates bill from 2019. It is open to businesses that have a turnover of less than €100,000 per employee up to a maximum of €25million. The grant, administered by Limerick City and County Council is to help businesses with the costs associated with the Covid-19 pandemic.  Other qualifying criteria include:·         Be a commercial, trading, entity ·         Operate from a premises that is commercially rateable by a local authority ·         Have 0 – 250 employees ·         Have suffered a 25%+ loss in turnover between 1 April and 30 June 2020. ·         Commit to remain open or to reopen if closed ·         Intend to retain employees that are on The Temporary Wage Subsidy Scheme (TWSS) If a business has already been paid a grant under the initial Restart Grant Scheme, they do not need to complete a new application for the Restart Plus. The Council will contact you to confirm if you wish to opt-in to the Restart Grant Plus scheme. The Council will liaise with businesses directly, in the event that any additional information is required to complete your application under the Restart Grant Plus scheme. A further 30% top up is available for businesses as part of the introduction of Covid Level 3 restrictions. The Council will again contact businesses to confirm if they are eligible/ wish to opt-in to the Restart Grant Plus 30% scheme. Mayor of the City and County of Limerick Cllr Michael Collins said: “As a small business owner I understand the worry and confusion brought about by Covid-19. Some futures are uncertain and it is difficult to live with the ‘not knowing’.” “The Business ReStart Grant Plus will, in some way, help allay some of the costs associated and incurred when re-opening or keeping a business operational as well as re-connecting with employees and customers.” Sean Coughlan, Deputy Chief Executive and Head of Finance with Limerick City and County Council said: “Business Restart Grant Plus is one of a suite of measures being offered by Limerick City and County Council and Local Enterprise Office Limerick. I would encourage all businesses eligible to apply.” “Our records suggest there is still around 20 per cent of eligible businesses that have yet to apply for the grant. Log on to limerick.ie/business and fill out the application form. The form is not complicated and only takes a few minutes.” For more information on the Restart Grant Plus click here.To apply for the ReStart Grant Plus Scheme, click here. For information about other schemes to support businesses, check out limerick.ie/business.  Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Linkedin Email TAGSKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick Post last_img read more

‘LOCKED UP’ TO GIVE BACK: Volunteers ‘jailed’ to raise funds for MDA

first_img Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Published 3:00 am Friday, March 23, 2018 Book Nook to reopen 12345PrevNextStartStop You Might Like No cure for muscular dystrophy is known. The MDA funds research, provides medical and community services, sponsors clinics and sponsors camps.Zane Vickery and Tracy Hulgan, Troy University students and Sonic employees, were on their phones constantly, calling family and friends to ask for donations in hopes of raising money so that kids suffering with DMD could attend camp where they would have opportunities to participate in activities that would be all new to them.Zane summoned his brother Zephan from the university to “come and bring money, lots of it” and he did.Samatha Aspero, Goodwill manager, said being in jail for such a worthy organization was worth the effort. Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… Print Article By Jaine Treadwell Pike County Sheriff’s deputies were busy Thursday morning with a rash of arrests of people throughout the county. Early in the morning, deputies arrested Tracy Arnold, Pike County Elementary School principal, and Quantee Foster, manager of Hardee’s in Brundidge, for displaying their big hearts to kids and customers.The two were jailed in the community room at Hampton Inn in Troy along with about 40 other Pike Countians, who were also accused of the public display of big hearts, especially hearts for those who are suffering with muscular dystrophy.Bail was posted for the jailbirds, primarily in four figures but was reduced for good behavior. ‘LOCKED UP’ TO GIVE BACK: Volunteers ‘jailed’ to raise funds for MDA Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kitscenter_img Angie Jordin, executive director of the South Alabama Office of the Muscular Dystrophy Association said, the bails were set to collectively raise $25,000 for the MDA and those jailed were working diligently to raise their bail.“Muscular dystrophy is a group of muscle diseases that results in increasing weakening and breakdown of skeletal muscles over time,” Jordin said. “Many people will eventually become unable to walk.”Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is a severe type of muscular dystrophy. The symptom of muscle weakness usually begins around the age of four in boys and worsens quickly. Most are unable to walk by the age of 12. Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthMost 10 Rarest Skins for FortniteTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Email the author Latest Stories “This is something worth doing and I’m proud to be a part of it,” she said.All those who participated in the MDA Lock-Up made their bail and said, to a one, that being locked up is not a bad thing if you are jailed for doing a good thing.Jordin express appreciation to all of those who raised money for MDA.“The lockup was a big success in bringing awareness to muscular dystrophy and raising money for research and for camps and clinics,” she said. “When the day’s bail money was counted, more than $18,000 had been raised, with more expected to be donated online. We thank everyone for their time, their dedication and their donations.”Those who would like to make a donation to the MDA, may do so online at MDA.org/lockup/troy2018. Sponsored Content Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day REDEMPTION: CHHS gets revenge against Wicksburg Sidney Garrett struck out 12 batters and allowed only four hits over seven innings as the Lady Trojans of Charles… read more By The Penny Hoarderlast_img read more

ARK-ND provides therapy for kids

first_imgEvery Sunday night, Rolfs Aquatic Center fills up with student volunteers who gather with kids from the community for an hour of swim lessons and pool games. The weekly meetings function as a fun activity for the kids who attend, but they also aim to offer distraction — the club aims to help children suffering from serious medical conditions, senior and co-president of Aquatic Relief for Kids at Notre Dame (ARK-ND) Ann Iverson said.ARK-ND coordinates with local hospitals to aid pediatric cancer and diabetic patients through aquatic therapy, providing a safe environment for the young patients to have fun for an evening. ARK-ND was founded by a member of the Notre Dame women’s water polo team who suffered from cancer as a child and participated in a similar program when she was young. She founded ARK-ND to give pediatric cancer patients in their maintenance phase of treatment an opportunity to play games, connect and swim, senior and co-president Caroline Murtagh said in an email.Both Iverson and Murtagh have been involved in ARK-ND since their freshman years, and as a result, have built relationships with some of the patients who have been coming to meetings for years.“It is such a joy to work with these families … I have loved watching the kids grow,” Murtagh said.  “One girl was afraid to put her face in the water for months, so she spent every lesson doggy paddling in a bubble. Then, one day, she told me that she had a secret — she said that she learned to swim. All of a sudden, she was putting her face in the water, swimming without a bubble and jumping off the side of the pool.”Iverson also recalled kids who were afraid of the pool a few years back who have since grown up and now thoroughly enjoy swimming and playing in the water.Iverson said ARK-ND not only functions as a healthy distraction for the children, but the activities also aid the parents of the children.“I think [ARK-ND] is a good community for the kids and for their parents because they are able to be around other people who have experienced similar situations; that includes kids who have had cancer and also their siblings who can meet other kids who have siblings with cancer,” Iverson said.Murtagh said a father of a pediatric cancer patient wrote a letter about ARK-ND this year and gave it to her to show his sincere appreciation. “In the letter, he talked about how much his family had been struggling through his daughter’s cancer, but ARK provided just a short time each week where he could see his kids smile and laugh,” Murtagh said.  “Although our club is small and we play only a tiny role in these families’ lives, moments like this mean everything.”Iverson said the club welcomes any student who can swim and is interested in volunteering to join.“It’s nice because it’s pretty low commitment, but you can tell the kids love it,” Iverson said.  “It’s a good way to start out your week on a Sunday night, if you’re stressed about homework and tests — it’s a nice break.”Iverson also discussed the benefit of engaging in community service as a Notre Dame student.“Even though this occurs on campus, it’s people from the broader South Bend community we meet. … Getting to know them and hearing what’s going on in their makes me feel more connected to the community, which is important,” Iverson said.Tags: acquatic relief for kids, ark-nd, cancerlast_img read more