Evaluation and Approvals Committee

Closing Dates for Receipt of Grant Applications

  • 15th January 2024
  • 11th March 2024
  • 6th May 2024
  • 17th June 2024
  • 5th September 2024
  • 11th November 2024

Please note when submitting applications for grant aid the following information is required. Your application will be delayed if all the required documentation is not received by the closing dates above.

  • Completed Application Form (Signed and Dated)
  • Tax Clearance Certificate
  • Business Plan
  • Three years cash flow and profit and loss projections
  • Latest set of Certified Accounts if already in business (for businesses trading less than 18 months management accounts must be provided)
  • Three quotations for equipment for which grant aid is sought (for any spend expected to be greater than €5,000)
  • Evidence of the availability of matching funding from own resources, from investor and or from loan finance
  • Your qualifications/ experience (CV or personal profile)
  • Confirmation of grant aid sought from other agencies
  • Certificate of Incorporation, CRO Number or Certificate of Registration of Business Name if available


The Evaluation Committee will consist of the Chief Executive, a representative from Enterprise Ireland; and five individuals with specific areas of business expertise.

  1. Pat Dowling - Chief Executive of Clare County Council
  2. Gillian Slattery - Enterprise Ireland
  3. Agnes O'Shaughnessy - Clare Local Development Company
  4. Damien Barrow
  5. Mark O'Sullivan
  6. Kieran Sheehan
  7. Colin Ryan
  8. Aine Gleeson