Your one stop shop for business grants

Helping you learn about grants and supports that are available to support business in Co. Clare and aid in the Covid-19 recovery.

Local Enterprise Offices

Local Enterprise Offices, their primary role in terms of grant aid is to support Manufacturing or Internationally Traded Services. Essentially those businesses that have the potential to progress into export markets. Eligible clients for grant aid must employ less than 10 and have turnover less than €2m. Maximum grant funding is 50% of expenditure (subject to budget constraints) and typically covers, capital equipment, employment grants and some element of marketing support. The mix and level of funding depends on the quality of the promoter and the potential of the business. They act as a feeder into Enterprise Ireland which then aids businesses move into export markets. LEO’s do support all businesses with the Trading Online Voucher (subject to certain eligibility criteria), Microfinance Ireland, training and mentor support. It’s important that any business owner should contact the Local Enterprise Office in the first instance, as, as well as providing supports LEO’s can refer to other support agencies. Clare LEO can be contacted on localenterprise@leo.clarecoco.ie. And I recommend also that people follow them on the various social media channels as that is where they promote various supports.  Website address is Local Enterprise Office – Clare The key sub-headings are: 1. Training and Supports and 2. Financial Supports

Grants for Large Businesses

Grants for Large Businesses CRSS (COVID Restrictions Support Scheme): CRSS was introduced to support businesses significantly affected by restrictions introduced to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Grants for Small Businesses

Grants for Small Businesses SBASC (Small Business Assistance Scheme for COVID): SBASC gives grants to businesses who are not eligible for the Government’s COVID Restrictions

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Covid-19 Wage/Income

Covid-19 Wage/Income  PUP: The COVID-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment is available to employees and the self-employed who have lost their job on or after 13 March

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Mentoring and Consulting

Mentoring and Consulting Local Enterprise Office Mentoring: Under the Local Enterprise Office Mentor Programme, clients work with an experienced mentor to identify solutions to areas

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Online Skills and Training Supports

Online Skills and Training Supports eiLearn: Enterprise Ireland’s support includes strategic programmes that create transformational business change to flexible short programmes addressing short term business

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Greening of Business

Greening of Business Green for Micro: The objective of the Green for Micro programme – a new initiative from the Local Enterprise Offices – is

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