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)

If Business Expansion Grant is approved, 30% of the amount received by the business is repayable to LEO Limerick (over 3 years, interest free, with a one month moratorium on commencement of repayments)

2019 - Relevant Dates for submission of LEO Limerick Projects

Final Dates for Submission to LEO:

Evaluation and Approval Panel Meeting Date

5th April

Tuesday 30th April

21st May

Tuesday 18th June

20th August

Tuesday 25th September

24th September

Tuesday 22nd October

29th October

Tuesday 26th November

no grants

Tuesday 10th December