Financial Support Criteria

Is your business eligible for financial support?

Kerry Local Enterprise Office provides a range of financial supports to qualifying small businesses based in Kerry employing 10 or less employees. Enterprise projects eligible for support are :

  • Businesses engaged in manufacturing
  • Internationally traded services (details of overseas customers)
  • Innovative projects with export potential (this must be outlined in the application)
  • Innovative local services
  • Professional services, consultancy, retail and distribution are not eligible

Businesses must also:

  • be in the commercial sphere, that is profit oriented businesses
  • be capable of attaining economic viability
  • demonstrate a commercial market for their 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
  • have potential for export, please outline in your application
  • full time commercial businesses
  • not employ more than 10 people
  • NOT be Enterprise Ireland clients and not in receipt of Enterprise Ireland funding.
  • Business can transfer from Enterprise Ireland portfolio to the Local Enterprise Office portfolio. There is a strong referral process.