Inner City Enterprise

COVID-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment (PUP)

The COVID-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment is available to employees and the self-employed who have lost their job on or after 13 March due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Applications will now be accepted until the 31 March 2021

Note, most ICE Clients are based in Dublin City so all Local Enterprise Office (LEO) links are to the Dublin City LEO page. If you are based elsewhere, find your local office here. and go to the equivalent page.


Key Eligibility Criteria

You must be getting, or have an entitlement to, Jobseeker’s Benefit. You will not qualify if you are getting jobseekers benefit and working part-time. Your business plan must be approved in advance by a Case Officer based in an Intreo Centre or Social Welfare Branch Office or an Enterprise Officer in your local development company

Note, the eligibility criteria on the Dublin City LEO site aren't always up to date so if in doubt, reach out to the LEO directly!

Social Enterprise




Larger than 'micro'