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
  • There are restrictions on the supports available to tourism businesses. Only salary supports are available and these are restricted 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.

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.