Business Expansion Grant


Business Expansion support (also referred to as Business Development support) is for businesses established and trading for more than 18 months. The Local Enterprise Office support in each project is strictly limited by the amount of eligible expenditure incurred ( max 50%).

The overall maximum support is €80,000. In general the level of funding will also relate to the level of employment provided in the short to medium term at an indicative rate of €8000 per new job created.

This financial support is designed to provide a flexible suite of supports to LEO clients and potential clients. Download our brochure on LEO Financial Supports: LEO FI Brochure NEW.pdf (size 1.8 MB)

How to Apply

It is important to contact a business advisor for guidance before you submit your application form. Telephone 061 557499 for more information.

Application Forms 

Access and complete online New eForm Business Expansion .pdf (size 3 MB) and return with the completed financial projections spreadsheet: Financials Spreadsheet .xls (size 59.9 KB)


2020 - Relevant Dates for submission of LEO Limerick Projects


Final Dates for Submission to LEO:

Evaluation and Approval Panel Meeting Date

24th January

Tuesday 18th February

11th March

Friday, 3rd April

24th April

Tuesday 19th May

29th May

Tuesday 23rd June

24th July

Tuesday 25th August

11th September

6th October

23rd October

Tuesday 17th November