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  • SFI Partnerships

    The SFI Partnership Schemes aim to provide a flexible mechanism by which SFI can build strategic collaborations with key partners such as industry, funding agencies, charities, philanthropic organisations or higher education institutes (HEIs) with the goal of co-funding outstanding opportunities.

    Geographical coverage: 
    National
    Sector of Activity: 
    Research & innovation
  • SFI Spokes Programme

    Like the SFI Research Centres, the SFI Spokes programme will help link scientists and engineers in partnerships across academia and industry to address crucial research questions, foster the development of new and existing Ireland-based technology companies, attract industry that could make an im

    Geographical coverage: 
    National
    Budget: 
    The total request for salary and subsistence for a 12 month visit cannot exceed €150,000 and must be appropriately pro-rated for shorter term visits
    Sector of Activity: 
    Research & innovation
  • Fleet Safety Scheme

    Apply for grant funding to help improve the safety of your fishing vessels.

    Geographical coverage: 
    National
    Budget: 
    The grant provides funding over a three year period for up to 40% of the amount claimed on boats over 12 meters and 60% for boats under 12 meters. The maximum amount that you can receive depends on the size of your boat. In addition maximum eligible costs apply for each individual item: - Vessels equal to or greater than 24 metres: max. grant €20,000 - Vessels equal to or greater than 18 metres and under 24 metres: max. grant €15,000 - Vessels equal to or greater than 15 metres and under 18 metres: max. grant €10,000 - Vessels less than 15 metres: max. grant €6,000
    Sector of Activity: 
    Fish for human consumption
  • Enhanced Safety Scheme

    BIM’s Enhanced Safety Training Scheme is a 1-day course designed to provide the skipper and crews of registered fishing vessels with on-going training in personal survival techniques, first aid, fire fighting, and health and safety in the workplace

    Geographical coverage: 
    National
    Budget: 
    The following rates apply in every case: - Vessels less than 15 metres in length (LOA): 1-day Enhanced Safety Training course including a Personal Flotation Device fitted with a Personal Locator Beacon: €155 - Vessels 15 metres and greater in length: 1-day Enhanced Safety Training course including a Personal Flotation Device fitted with a Personal Locator Beacon: €190
    Sector of Activity: 
    Fish for human consumption
  • Marine Tourism Vessel Safety Scheme

    Apply for grant funding to help improve the safety of your marine tourism vessels.

    Geographical coverage: 
    National
    Budget: 
    The grant provides funding for up to 40% of the amount claimed - No minimum level of expenditure applies to this scheme. - The grant aid available in respect of any vessel is 40% of the total eligible costs, subject to the cumulative grant not exceeding €3,000 for this or any previous application in the three years up to the date of approval of this application.
    Sector of Activity: 
    Fish for human consumption
  • Mentor Grant

    Mentors in our network can provide tailored advice, guidance and support, to help you accelerate growth and build management capability.

    Geographical coverage: 
    National
    Budget: 
    Grant support toward costs of mentor for up to 10 sessions; maximum eligible cost of €175 per visit (total €1,750)
    Sector of Activity: 
    other
    Other Sector of Activity: 
    Entrepreneurship
  • Skills Voucher (Software Development)

    The core objective is to encourage continuous capability building in core software development skills in our client base.

    Geographical coverage: 
    National
    Budget: 
    The maximum Skills Voucher expenditure which a grant is allowable against is €6,250. The company must contribute 20% of the capability costs in kind and the remaining costs are eligible for grant aid to a maximum grant of €5,000 (or 80% of eligible expenditure whichever is the lesser)
    Sector of Activity: 
    other
    Other Sector of Activity: 
    Entrepreneurship
  • Training Grant

    Diversifying and expanding your business brings with it the requirement for new skills and expertise. Under the Training Grants Scheme, Údarás na Gaeltachta provides assistance for training programmes that train or retrain employees.

    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
  • Equity Investment

    Údarás can take an equity stake in small and medium enterprises in the start-up and expansion phases where this is of strategic importance to the development of the enterprise.

    Geographical coverage: 
    National
    Sector of Activity: 
    other

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