Business & Retail Incentive Scheme

Incentive Scheme for Businesses & Retailers to Occupy Vacant Properties

Limerick City Council has introduced a new Business & Retail Incentive Scheme and applications are now invited for 2013.

The Business & Retail Incentive Scheme provides financial incentives to encourage new businesses to open inLimerickCity.  Occupiers of vacant properties are offered incentives for higher order retail and office uses.  It is intended to address vacancy on key Limerick City Centre Streets. 

The grant relief provided under the scheme for vacant property is: 

Year 1 – Grant relief is based on certified fit out costs subject to a maximum of 50% of the annual rates liability.

Year 2 – Grant relief is based on original certified fit out costs (as submitted at year 1) subject to a maximum of 25% of the annual rates liability. 

Limerick City Council aims to ensure that any incoming business respects and enhances the multifaceted character of the city centre and encourage a diversity of uses to increase its overall attractiveness for shopping, leisure, and business purposes. 

To download a copy of the application form please click on the link below:

Limerick City Council Business and Retail Incentive Scheme (525 Kb)

Once completed please return the application form to:

Economic Development Department,
First Floor,
LimerickCity Council,
Merchants Quay,


For more information on the Retail Incentive Scheme please contact Ciara Farrell or John Cregan, Economic Development and Property Management on Tel: 061-407269 Email:

Last update:24/04/2013