Thursday | 23rd January 2020

Grant Support


  • Local Enterprise Office provides advice, information and support to you in starting up or growing your business.
  • LEO provides direct financial supports to micro businesses*. Micro Enterprises are businesses with 10 or less employees.
  • They advise on a range of alternative funding options available.
  • They offer business information, advisory services and enterprise support.
  • They guide you to the services most relevant to support the growth and development of your business.


Financial Support

Shop Front Improvement Scheme
Find information on the Shop Front Improvement Scheme
Download Shop Application Form

Vacant Commercial Premises Incentive Scheme
Find information on the Vacant Premises Incentive Scheme
Download Vacant Premises Application Form
Download Vacant Shops Incentive Scheme

Feasibility Study Grant
Funding to assist a qualifying promoter to research market demand for their product or service and with examining its sustainability.

Business Priming Funding
Funding for a qualifying microenterprise within the first 18 months of start-up. The support of new jobs is prioritised.

Business Expansion Funding
Funding for a qualifying microenterprise that has been trading for over 18 months. The support of new jobs is prioritised.

Export Development Grant
Grants of up to €5,000 ex VAT to support qualifying microenterprises seeking to establish new export markets.

Trading Online Vouchers
Grants of up to €2,500 ex VAT to support qualifying microenterprises to develop their website or digital marketing strategy.

 Unsecured loans from €2k-€25k
 Term from 3 to 5 years
 Reduced Interest Rate 7.5%
(7.8% APR) for LEO clients
 Flexibility on repayment terms

Innovation Vouchers
Vouchers to the value of max. €5,000 are available through Enterprise Ireland administered scheme.


Enterprise Ireland

Enterprise Ireland is the state agency responsible for supporting the development of manufacturing and internationally traded services companies. We provide funding and supports for companies – from entrepreneurs with business propositions for a high potential start-up through to large companies expanding their activities, improving efficiency and growing international sales. We also provide funding and supports for college based researchers to assist in the development, protection and transfer of technologies into industry via licensing or spin-out companies.


Company Funding by Stage of Development

Have a start-up idea
Learn about supports for entrepreneurs with an idea and contacts in Enterprise Ireland or from your Local Enterprise Office


High Potentiel Start-Up (HPSU) Funding
View our supports for HPSUs including supports to become investor ready and the Innovative HPSU Equity Fund


Established SME Funding (> 10 employees)
Browse supports available for Established SMEs to plan and implement company development projects


Large Company Funding (> 250 employees)
View funding supports for large companies to expand their business and grow international sales




JobsPlus is an employer incentive, from the Department of Social Protection, which encourages and rewards employers who offer employment opportunities to the long term unemployed. JobsPlus is a simple scheme for employers to access, offering up to €10,000 for a qualifying recruit, payable on a monthly basis over a two year period.


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