Priming Grant

A Priming Grant is a business start-up grant available to micro enterprises within the first 18 months of start-up.

What Rules Apply?

  • The maximum Priming Grant payable must not exceed 50% of the investment up to a maximum amount of €75,000 excluding VAT.
  • Grants over € 80,000 up to €150,000 may be awarded in exceptional cases, where projects clearly demonstrate the potential to graduate to the Enterprise Ireland portfolio / export internationally.
  • Eligible costs include: Capital items, Salary Costs, Rental/Accommodation Costs, Utility Costs, Marketing Costs, Consultancy Costs, and Business Specific Training.
  • A maximum grant of up to €15,000 per full time job will apply to high value jobs attracting over €40k salary. Appropriately scaled back grants will be offered in accordance with proposed salary for lower paid positions.

How Do I Apply?

If you are interested in applying for a Priming  Grant you should firstly check the criteria for assistance to see if your business qualifies for funding (if you are unsure please contact us). Applications are considered on a case by case basis. Before submitting an application, you will need to complete a Grant Expression of Interest Application so we can assess your needs. A member of our staff will be in contact with you to discuss the next steps. Click here to complete Grant Expression of Interest Application.

 

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