There had been frustration within the business community over the eligibility criteria.
The eligibility for a grant scheme for outdoor dining facilities is being extended in Offaly.
Council officials are making the move after facing criticism for the restrictive nature of the application process.
They've also agreed to speed up the procedures where possible while maintaining access to public spaces.
Loca Fine Gael councillor John Clendennen explains what's changing:
Hospitality operators can apply to the updated grant scheme in Offaly here.