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 support may be offered to unique tourism services projects that are focused predominantly on generating revenues from overseas visitors and which do not give rise to deadweight and/or displacement 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 portion is refundable after a 7 month moratorium
  • A current valid Business Tax Clearance Certificate required
  • 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)