How to Apply for a Grant

If you want to apply for a grant, you need to contact your LEO Kildare directly with an Expression of Interest Form. A member of the team will assess your eligibility. Applications are considered on a case-by-case basis and the level of funding will be decided after the assessment.

Download an Expression of Interest Form here.

Upcoming deadlines for grant applications are listed here.

What does a grant application to the LEO consist of?

An application is completed by the client and submitted to the LEO.

An application should consist of the following, typically:

  • Current Business Plan
  • LEO Application Form with contact details of promoter(s)
  • Email Address (the LEO primarily corresponds by email)
  • Projected Financials & Cashflow for at least 2-3 years
  • Evidence of Matching funding (letter from bank/statement, etc.)
  • Historical Accounts for 2 years (if trading)
  • Quotations for Capital, Marketing, Consultancy, other outsourced costs. Usually three quotes are required for items over €5,000. Please refer to detail re EU procurement.
  • Product Sample/Prototype/Branding
  • Plans , Planning Permissions, Health Board Permissions if relevant
  • CV’s of Promoters (Summary – 1-2 pages adequate)
  • Other Supporting Documentation such as pictures, press material etc
  • Tax Clearance Certificate


An application will not go to the Committee for review until all the information has been adequately provided.

Can I get assistance with completing the application form?

Local Enterprise Office staff members are available to explain the details required in completing application forms and to inform promoters of any additional documentation required. While the adviser can advise you in relation to writing your business plan and provide you with templates, the promoter must be the key writer in this, as the process is as important as the end result.

You may also apply for a mentor to assist you in this process.