Priming Grants

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What is a Priming Grant?

A Priming Grant is a business start-up grant available to micro enterprises within the first 18 months of start-up.

Who can apply for a Priming Grant?

Micro enterprises (Limited Companies, Designated Activity Companies, sole traders, co-operatives and partnerships) can apply for a Priming Grant to help them get the business started within the first 18 months of startup. The maximum Priming Grant payable is 50% of the investment or €150,000 whichever is less. Grants between €80,000 and €150,000 are the exception. 

However, only enterprises that clearly demonstrate a potential to graduate to Enterprise Ireland can be awarded grants of this size. In all other cases, the maximum grant is 50% of the investment or €80,000 – whichever is less.

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