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  • Business Expansion Grants

    The Business Expansion grant is designed to assist the business in its growth phase after the initial 18 month start-up period.  

    Geographical coverage: 
    Regional
    Budget: 
    The maximum Business Expansion Grant payable shall be 50% of the investment or €150,000 whichever is the lesser
    Sector of Activity: 
    other
  • Feasibility Study Grant

    Feasibility study grant aid is available to groups, organisations, businesses or individuals to allow them assess the viability of a business idea

    Geographical coverage: 
    National
    Budget: 
    Funding amounts will depend on the type of business proposed, geographical location, skills level required, and the potential employment level of the project.
    Sector of Activity: 
    other
  • Research and Development Grant

    Research and development grants are available to assist businesses develop innovative products, processes and services which will lead to an enhancement of their ability to perform in increasingly competitive markets.

    Geographical coverage: 
    National
    Budget: 
    Funding amounts will depend on the type of business proposed, geographical location, skills level required, and the potential employment level of the project.
    Sector of Activity: 
    other
  • Capital Grant

    Údarás na Gaeltachta can provide assistance by way of capital grant to enterprises seeking aid for an initial investment for capital expenditure costs.

    Geographical coverage: 
    National
    Budget: 
    Funding amounts will depend on the type of business proposed, geographical location, skills level required, and the potential employment level of the project.
    Sector of Activity: 
    other
  • Employment Grant

    Referred to as an employment grant, aid is calculated by reference to the expected wage costs over the first two years of jobs created as a result of an initial investment project.

    Geographical coverage: 
    National
    Sector of Activity: 
    other
  • Internationalisation Grant

    This grant instrument is primarily designed to support the costs of undertaking new market research and cannot directly support sales activity. 

    Geographical coverage: 
    National
    Budget: 
    The maximum grant funding available for an Internationalisation Grant is 50% of eligible expenditures up to a maximum grant of €35,000
    Sector of Activity: 
    other
    Other Sector of Activity: 
    SMEs
  • Strategic Market Review

    This review is designed to bring structure and focus to a company’s marketing operations through the use of a diagnostic framework tool.

    Geographical coverage: 
    National
    Budget: 
    Eligible expenditure is limited to the cost of hiring an Enterprise Ireland approved Marketing consultant for a maximum of 7 days. The maximum daily fee payable to the consultant is €900 inclusive of travel and subsistence and out of pocket expenses. Funding will be by way of a consultancy grant. The typical cost of undertaking a Strategic Marketing Review is €6,300. The company must pay the first €1,300 and Enterprise Ireland provides grant funding for the outstanding cost to a maximum of €5,000
    Sector of Activity: 
    other
    Other Sector of Activity: 
    SMEs
  • SFI Fellowship Programme

    This programme aims to provide successful candidates with the opportunity to develop their career through experiencing and participating in first-hand, the diversity of activities carried out by a funding agency

    Geographical coverage: 
    National
    Budget: 
    Funding for a 24 month fellowship, which includes salary + associated costs + subsistence (case by case)
    Sector of Activity: 
    Research & innovation
  • SFI ERC Support Programme

    The aims of the SFI ERC Support Programme are: To enhance the benefits of applying to ERC schemes for institutions and applicants
    To increase the participation of Irish-based researchers in all ERC schemes
    To provide greater institutional support for Irish-based ERC awardees

    Geographical coverage: 
    National
    Budget: 
    ERC award (2015 call or later) with an Irish Host Institution: €150,000, regardless of ERC scheme. ERC award from a 2014 call with an Irish Host Institution:20% of the award stated in the ERC grant agreement, up to a maximum of €300,000, regardless of ERC scheme. ERC awardee (from any year) recruited to work in an Irish Host Institution: The award may depend on the time remaining on the ERC award and will depend on the type of ERC award held, as follows: - ERC Starting Grant: up to €500,000 - ERC Consolidator Grant: up to €750,000 - ERC Advanced Grant: up to €1,000,000
    Sector of Activity: 
    Research & innovation
  • SFI Conferences and Workshops

    The purpose of the SFI Conference and Workshop programme is to facilitate international and national conferences and workshops of strategic value hosted in the Republic of Ireland.

    Geographical coverage: 
    National
    Budget: 
    Categories of Conference and Workshops Awards: - Conferences up to €50,000 - Exceptional Conferences up to €100,000 - Workshops up to €10,000 - Conference Bids up to €6,000
    Sector of Activity: 
    Research & innovation

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