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  • Business links Grant

    The objective of the Business Links Grant is to assist clients to explore new market opportunities using market research companies or qualified third party service providers to  target and evaluate  potential end-market customers.

    Geographical coverage: 
    National
    Budget: 
    The maximum grant funding for a Business Links Grant is 50% of eligible expenditure up to a maximum grant of €20,000 Receipt of other grants from Enterprise Ireland may impact on eligibility for support under this initiative
    Sector of Activity: 
    other
    Other Sector of Activity: 
    SMEs
  • Sustainable Aquaculture Scheme

    Apply for support for projects that promote the sustainable growth of output, value and employment in the aquaculture sector

    Geographical coverage: 
    National
    Budget: 
    Project Type 1: Organic Aquaculture A maximum of €10,000 or 50% (30% for non-SMEs) of eligible expenditure, whichever is the lesser, per project per year. Projects Type 2: Biotoxin Harvesting Suspension A maximum of €100,000 or 50% (30% for non-SMEs) of eligible losses, whichever is the lesser, per beneficiary, subject to the maximum total aid to all farmers of €500,000 per year. Individual benefi ciaries will be limited to one aid payment over the period of the Programme. Projects Type 3: Capacity Building 1) New Aquaculture Farmers – Maximum Support Rate 50%, Maximum Support amount €500,000 2) SME Aquaculture Enterprises – Maximum Support Rate 40% Maximum Support amount €500,000 3) Non-SME Aquaculture Enterprises – Maximum Support Rate 30% Maximum Support amount €500,000
    Sector of Activity: 
    Fish for human consumption
    Marine aquaculture
    Research & innovation
  • Knowledge Gateway Scheme

    Apply for funding for projects that promote knowledge, innovation and technology in the aquaculture sector.

    Geographical coverage: 
    National
    Budget: 
    Maximum support rates: 1. Industry Projects Maximum support rate 50% Maximum Support amount €200,000 2. Collective Projects Maximum support rate 75% Maximum Support amount €200,000 3. Public Projects Maximum support rate 100% Maximum Support amount €300,000
    Sector of Activity: 
    Fish for human consumption
    Marine aquaculture
    Research & innovation
  • SFI ERC Development Programme

    This programme is designed to encourage excellent but recently unsuccessful ERC applicants to resubmit to the ERC. To increase Irish success in future ERC calls. To improve the success rate of Irish-based applicants who resubmit to the ERC.

    Geographical coverage: 
    National
    Budget: 
    SFI ERC Development Programme grants will be up to 50% of the original ERC proposal, or €500,000, whichever is lower, for a maximum of 24 months
    Sector of Activity: 
    Research & innovation
  • Feasibility / Innovation Grants

    Feasibility grants are designed to assist the promoter with researching market demand for a product or service and examining its sustainability. 

    Geographical coverage: 
    Regional
    Budget: 
    The maximum Feasibility Study Grant payable for the S&E Region shall be 50% of the investment or €15,000 whichever is the lesser. The maximum Feasibility Study Grant payable for the BMW Region shall be 60% of the investment or €15,000 whichever is the lesser.
    Sector of Activity: 
    other
  • High Potential Start Up Feasibility Study Grant

    Assists a new start-up company or individual entrepreneur to investigate the viability of a new export orientated business or proposition.

    Geographical coverage: 
    National
    Budget: 
    The maximum grant funding available for a High Potential Start-Up feasibility study is 50% of eligible expenditures.  The maximum level of grant funding currently available is €15,000.
    Sector of Activity: 
    other
    Other Sector of Activity: 
    Star-ups
  • Priming Grants

    A Priming Grant is a business start-up grant, available to micro enterprises within the first 18 months of start-up.

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

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