Business Expansion Grants

The Business Expansion grant is designed to assist the business in its growth phase after the initial 18 month start-up period

Business Expansion grants may be awarded to sole traders, partnerships or limited companies that fulfil the following criteria:

  • Located within the LEO Dublin City Area
  • A business, which, on growth, may or may not have the capacity to fit the Enterprise Ireland portfolio
  • A business employing up to 10 employees
  • A manufacturing or internationally traded service business 
  • A business that had availed of a Priming Grant will be ineligible to apply for a Business Expansion grant until 18 months after approval/drawdown date of Priming Grant whichever is the later
  • Salary supports may be offered to unique tourism services projects that are focused predominantly on generating revenues from overseas visitors and which would not have occurred anyway without our support and/or do not displace existing projects in the local economy

Eligible Costs:

  • Job creation costs average €10,000 per person for salary €30,000 or higher
  • Job creation costs average €  7,500 per person for salary <€30,000

Terms & Conditions:

  • Must be at least one new full-time paid job created
  • Business Development grant up to a maximum of €50,000 depending on the # jobs created
  • A current valid Business Tax Clearance Certificate required
  • A portion is refundable - refundable portion 35% -50% -100% *refundable
  • Refundability decided on a case by case basis depending on amount of grant, number of jobs created, assets etc 

***You must meet with a Business Advisor before you submit an application form. Click here to find out about how to apply***

Business Expansion Grant Application Form.docx (size 406.6 KB)