Ineligible Projects

Details of projects that are considered ineligible for funding.

  • Under the terms of its remit the following projects are not supported by these Grant Schemes by the Local Enterprise Office:

    • Retail 
    • Professional services (including consultants/consultancies)
    • Projects where manufacturing is outsourced overseas.
    • Local Services:   Areas of enterprise which involve displacement of existing jobs or business: Builders, Hairdressers, Cafes & restaurants, Pubs, Hotels, General Printers, Construction, Life Coaches, Yoga school, Kitchen Manufacturers, Trades etc. would come within this category. Generally where there are a large number of operators within a sector, the LEO has to have regard to the implications of grant aiding one or some, possibly putting the others at a competitive disadvantage.
    • Gambling related services
    • Projects that are not commercially viable - where turnover & profit do not support at least a full time position and is deemed part time or hobby
    • Conferences and Seminars provided by the private sector.
    • Projects which are contrary to public policy.
    • Duplication of support for projects which would be eligible for assistance from other  State Agencies or EU funded Operational Programmes.
    • Existing Firms which already have an established relationship with Enterprise Ireland or IDA. Please do not apply to the LEO if you have an existing      application for the same project under consideration by Enterprise Ireland.
    • Projects involving primary agricultural or fish production, where little added value is demonstrated.
    • Projects with employees in excess of 10 people.
    • Mobile assets, i.e. cars, motor vans, etc.
    • Projects deemed to be capable of proceeding in any event without the support of the LEO assistance particularly where finances are not required. i.e.      deadweight.
    • Projects essentially comprising importation and distribution.