Criteria for Financial Assistance

Eligible Projects

  • You must be an EU citizen to apply
  • Businesses registered and operating in Fingal
  • Have less than 10 employees 
  • Be engaged in manufacturing
  • Internationally traded services (details of overseas customers)
  • Innovative projects with export potential (Detail in your application)
  • Salary support may be offered to unique tourism services projects, focused predominantly on generating revenues from overseas visitors. It must be unique i.e. would not happen without our support and/or displace existing projects in the local economy
  • Be a Full-time for profit/commercial businesses
  • Be capable of attaining economic viability
  • Demonstrate a commercial market for your proposed product or service
  • Have adequate overall finance available to the project (detail in your application how you will fund the business)
  • Have the necessary management and technical skills
  • Have capacity for growth and new job creation
  • NOT be Enterprise Ireland clients and not receiving Enterprise Ireland funding

Priority is given to enterprises which over time can develop into strong export entities and who over time will be eligible to access Enterprise Ireland supports

Ineligible Projects

  • Professional services, consultancy, retail and distribution
  • Areas of enterprise which involve displacement of existing jobs or business e.g. Builders, Hairdressers, Cafes, Pubs, Hotels, General Printers, Construction, Trades etc. Where there are a large number of operators within a sector, our independent evaluation committee has to have regard to the implications of grant aiding one or some, possibly putting the others at a competitive disadvantage.
  • Conferences and Seminars
  • Projects which are contrary to public policy
  • Duplication of support for projects which would be eligible for assistance from other State Agencies of EU funded Operational Programmes
  • Existing Firms which already have an established relationship with Enterprise Ireland or IDA. Please do not apply to the Local Enterprise Office Fingal if you have an existing application for the same project under consideration by Enterprise Ireland
  • Projects involving primary agricultural production
  • Projects with employees in excess of 10 people
  • Mobile assets, i.e. cars, motor vans, laptops, mobile machinery etc.
  • Projects deemed to be capable of proceeding without our support
  • Projects essentially comprising importation and distribution