Grants and Raising Finance for Small Businesses
Grants and Supports Available
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. The maximum grant is €150,000.
Online Trading Voucher Scheme
The Local Enterprise Centres are now Accepting Applications for the 1,000 Online Trading Vouchers being Offered valued at €2,500 for eligible companies.
Employment Investment Incentive Scheme
This is a revamped version of the Business Expansion Scheme. It is a tax relief incentive which provides tax benefits to eligible investments.
Home Renovation Incentive Scheme
The Home Renovation Incentive Scheme (H RI)was introduced to stimulate home improvement works. The scheme offers financial incentives to homeowners for home renovations and has proved popular since its launch. It runs from 25 October 2013 to 31 December 2015. Qualifying expenditure is at the rate of 13.5% in the form of a tax credit. To participate in […]
Job Bridge Programme
The Job Bridge Scheme has been a huge success since it was introduced and has seen many graduates and out of work professionals gain valuable real life experiences.
Apply for a Priming Grant Today
A Priming Grant is a business start-up grant available to qualifying small businesses within the first 18 months of their business life.
Bord Bia Step Change Programme
The 'Step Change Programme' targeting small food, drink and horticulture businesses, was launched today. It is aimed at companies with a turnover of between €100,000 and €5m that want to take their business to the next level.
How Can The Government Help Your Small Business?
In an effort to show what it can do for SMEs, the government is organising a series of roadshows this year to show what it can do for those in this crucial sector of the economy.