Your one stop shop for business grants

Grants and supports that are available to support business in Co. Clare and aid in the Covid-19 recovery

Night-Time Economy Support Scheme

New Pilot Grant Scheme launched to boost the Night-Time Economy Minister Catherine Martin announces the Night-Time Economy Support Scheme to support off-peak entertainment in venues

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Food Waste Reduction initiatives

Food Waste Reduction initiatives €180,000 for proposals relating to the promotion and/or development of innovative food waste reduction projects which are designed to reduce food

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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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Business Continuity Supports

Business Continuity Supports Work Safety Protocol: The Work Safely Protocol is designed to support employers and workers to put measures in place that will prevent

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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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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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Rates Waivers and Tax Measures

Rates Waivers and Tax Measures Waving of Commercial Rates: Rates due to local authorities are waived until 30 September 2021. Reduction of Standard Rate of

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Sector Specific Covid-19 Supports

Sector Specific Covid-19 Supports Bord Iascaigh Mhara: Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM), Ireland’s seafood development agency has launched a temporary voluntary fleet tie-up scheme designed to

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Loan and Credit Guarantee Schemes

Loan and Credit Guarantee Schemes COVID-19 Credit Guarantee Scheme: The COVID-19 Credit Guarantee Scheme facilitates up to €2 billion in lending to eligible businesses that

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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