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  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

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