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  • The purpose of the study is to provide the necessary information to enable the company (and Enterprise Ireland) to come to firm conclusions regarding the project's viability.
    Geographical Coverage: National
    Budget: 
    The maximum grant funding available for a Technical Feasibility Study is 50% of eligible expenditures to a maximum grant of up to €35,000
    Sector of Activity:
    Research & innovation
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 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 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
  • 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
  • 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

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