Ineligible Expenditure

I have already incurred expenditure on my business project. Is that eligible for a grant?

No, any expenditure incurred, prior to submission of the application to the LEO, will not be eligible for grant support. Only planned expenditure approved by the LEO can be considered.


I am considering outsourcing the manufacturing of my business. Can the LEO assist with the development of my business?

No, generally the LEO’s do not assist outsourced manufacturing projects, unless it is outsourced locally, or where there is high employment potential in the sales, marketing, financial and distribution centre of the business and it is based in Kildare .

Where outsourcing is to another Kildare business costs can be considered.

Is VAT an eligible expense?

No, Vat is excluded from all grants and payments.