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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 Fisheries Scheme

    This scheme is specifically designed to assist all those directly involved or soon to be involved in implementing the landing obligation. This includes fishermen, organisations of fishermen, fishermen’s co-operatives and processors.

    Geographical coverage: 
    National
    Budget: 
    As described in the tender’s specification
    Sector of Activity: 
    Coastal protection
    Environmental monitoring
    Fish for human consumption
    Marine biotechnology
  • 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
  • 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

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