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  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 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
  • 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
  • This programme aims to provide successful candidates with the opportunity to develop their career through experiencing and participating in first-hand, the diversity of activities carried out by a funding agency

    Geographical Coverage: National
    Budget: 
    Funding for a 24 month fellowship, which includes salary + associated costs + subsistence (case by case)
    Sector of Activity:
    Research & innovation
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • It is a three-phased programme, based in 14 campus incubation centres across the country. Each year, New Frontiers funds 150 companies.

    Geographical Coverage: National
    Budget: 
    € 15.000
    Sector of Activity:
    other
    Other Sector of Activity: 
    Entrepreneurship

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