LEO Galway gave out over half a million euro in grant aid last year

LEO grant aid 2017

Local Enterprise Office Galway gave out over half a million euro in grant aid last year, and supported over 1,000 jobs.

LEO Galway works with start-ups and small businesses across the city and county – offering supports including one-to-one advisory sessions, expert mentoring, training courses and grant aid.

During 2018, 192 new jobs were created across Galway by LEO Galway clients – and its hoped another 175 new full and part time roles will be created by the end of this year.

The most popular grant availed of by LEO Galway clients last year was the business expansion grant, which offers up to 150 thousand euro to eligible businesses after the initial 18 month start-up period.



Over 1,300 people participated in training facilitated by our office last year, and we’re aiming to increase on that figure this year.

59 programmes were delivered during 2017 – including 15 eight-week Start Your Own Business programmes.

LEO Galway also ran three BREXIT seminars and 15 networking events last year.

82 businesses received mentoring from our panels of experts.


For more on our training, mentoring and funding options, please explore the relevant sections of this website, or call us at 091-509090 to set up an appointment with one of our business advisors.