Application Process

For Feasibility, Priming and Business Development Grants

The Process: 

  1. Please read the eligibility criteria 

  2. Complete Business Proposition Form and return This will be reviewed and one of our Business Advisors will contact you.
    ***You must meet with a business advisor before you make an application for grant financial assistance.

  3. Following discussion with our Business Advisor and if your business is deemed eligible for application for grant financial assistance, you will then submit a formal application, see notes below

  4. Your formal application for grant financial assistance will be reviewed internally and if deemed ready will progress to our Evaluation & Approvals Committee for review and a decision will be made

  5. If approved, a letter of offer/contract is issued

  6. If the grant is accepted, you will then be invited to attend our draw down briefing session for further information on drawing down your approved grant. 

*Please note, grants cannot be approved retrospectively.

*If you require supports other than grant financial supports e.g. training / mentoring, please email

What to note when submitting your application:

  • Applications must be typed. (This means written applications will not be accepted and will delay the application process)

  • Applications must be signed. Failure to submit signed application may delay the application process. 

  • You must send both a soft copy (emailed to

  • We need to receive ALL of the required information on the relevant check-list (in the application form), including CVs of promoters; 3 written quotes for each item over €5,000 net;1 written quote for each item up to €5,000; and financials - for Priming & Business Expansion Grant - recent certified audited accounts, management accounts withing 3 months of application, 3 years projections. 

  • For Priming and Business expansion grants you must be creating at least 1 new full-time paid job and have paying customers

  • Failure to submit above details may delay the application process.

  • Up to date Tax Clearance Certificate(TCC) (To apply for the cert please click here). Your company/personal TCC must be in date in order for payment to be made.

  • If you require costs for trade shows outside of Ireland and wish to include them in your Priming or Business expansion grant, it is acceptable to complete a separate Export Assistance Application and submit it along side your Priming or Business expansion grant at the same time.

Postal Address:

Grant Application,

Local Enterprise Office Dublin City

Civic Offices,

Block 4, Floor 1

Dublin 8.

***Please refer to Export Assistance and Trading Online Voucher webpages for more information on their application processes 

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