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  • 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
  • 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
  • Consultancy Services Grant

    This scheme provides assistance to small and medium sized enterprises (SME’s) for the provision of expert advice in the required areas to assist in the long term development of the enterprise

    Geographical coverage: 
    National
    Budget: 
    Eligible Cost base • The cost of the consultant. State Aid Limits • The maximum rate of 50% gross of eligible cost applies to all areas, i.e. Border Mid West (BMW) + South East (S & E) regions. Maximum European Union aid limit per project • €200,000 per firm up to end 2006, as per notification to the European Union
    Sector of Activity: 
    other
  • Development of Market Research Skills

    This initiative aims to develop the market development skills of small and medium sized enterprises (SME’s) by providing support towards internal costs which they may incur when researching new markets for products and services.

    Geographical coverage: 
    National
    Budget: 
    Eligible Cost base • Salaries of existing company staff currently working on an agreed market research programme. • Travel and subsistence cost (rate € 200 per person per day) for the same staff. • Internal costs incurred in test marketing of products/services in new markets. State Aid Limits •Maximum grant of 50% up to € 80,000 on eligible costs from 01/01/02 forward (£60,000 to 31/12/01).
    Sector of Activity: 
    other
  • Trade Fair Participation Scheme

    This initiative aims to assist SME’s to disseminate information about and to obtain market data on their products by providing support towards the cost of the first time participation in a particular trade fair or exhibition.

    Geographical coverage: 
    National
    Budget: 
    €65,000 per firm up to end 2006, as per notification to the European Union
    Sector of Activity: 
    other
  • R&D Fund Small Projects

    Whilst many companies are seeking to strengthen their key offering in target markets through developing novel products and services, some may be relatively new to formal R&D processes. The R&D Fund - Small Projects provision is to support companies

    Geographical coverage: 
    National
    Budget: 
    € 150.000
    Sector of Activity: 
    Research & innovation

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