Kildare Local Enterprise Office Covid Supports

Kildare Local Enterprise Office Covid Supports

 

Business Mentoring

Kildare Local Enterprise Office continue to offer complimentary mentoring in HR and Finance for all existing businesses in Co. Kildare REGARDLESS of Sector OR Size. This mentoring support will be delivered by a finance / HR / Health Safety consultant via Teams or ZOOM or Phone. Complete application form at http://bit.ly/LEOMentorKCC

 

Business Advice

For all early stage companies, the business advice service remains operational and all appointments will be dealt with via phone. Application form at https://www.localenterprise.ie/Kildare/Start-or-Grow-your-Business/Business-Advice-Mentoring/Business-Advice-Clinics/

 

Business Training to support Businesses through COVID

Kildare Local Enterprise Office runs a range of online interactive training programmes to support businesses through COVID 19. The courses are free to clients and are delivered online via ZOOM. Training schedule at https://www.localenterprise.ie/Kildare/Training-Events/Online-Bookings/

 

Trading Online Vouchers

The trading online voucher is an initiative which aims to support small Irish businesses to enhance their online trading presence. Vouchers to the value of €2,500 (90% of eligible costs up to the maximum of €2,500) are now available through Kildare Local Enterprise Office.

Clients must attend an information seminar in order to obtain an application form. You can book a place at https://www.localenterprise.ie/Kildare/Training-Events/Online-Bookings/

 

Feasibility Study Grant, the Business Priming Grant and the Business Expansion Grant

Eligible businesses (manufacturing or Internationally trading business under 10 employees) can also apply to Kildare Local Enterprise Office for financial assistance. More information at https://www.localenterprise.ie/Kildare/Financial-Supports/Types-of-Grants/

 

COVID 19 Business Loan from Microfinance Ireland

The COVID-19 Business Loan from Microfinance Ireland is a government initiative to support small businesses through the current period of uncertainty and protect job creation or sustainment in Ireland. Loans from €5,000 - €25,000 are available.

If you require help with applying, Kildare Local Enterprise Office will work with you on your application to expediate the process. More information can be found here: https://microfinanceireland.ie/loan-packages-2/covid19/

 

Shop county Kildare

Kildare County Council are launching Shop County Kildare - an online ecommerce platform providing Kildare businesses the opportunity to make the move to online sales in a free of charge, quick and user-friendly way. The aim of Shop County Kildare is to create hubs for local retailers and businesses to reopen their businesses to the local community.

How to register:

If you would like a presence on the website and an opportunity to market your product and services, please follow this link to register https://shopcountykildare.ie/

 

Shopfront Grant Scheme

Grants are available under this scheme up to a maximum of €5,000 to assist and support independent business owners to improve the appearance of shop fronts or commercial properties.

The fund will consider support for business on a case by case basis where funding is required for outdoor dining facilities subject to accordance with planning guidelines.

You can find an application here: https://www.localenterprise.ie/Kildare/SiteImages/Shop-Front-Improvment-Accessibility-and-Age-Friendly-Grant-Scheme-App-Form-2020.docx

Closing date: 31st October