Limerick Businesses Encouraged to avail of New Energy Efficiency Grant

Limerick Businesses Encouraged to avail of New Energy Efficiency Grant

LEO Grant Launch


Small businesses in Limerick could be eligible for new support to help them reduce their energy output.  The Energy Efficiency Grant to aid small businesses on their sustainability journey was announced by Simon Coveney, T.D. Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment on 26/5/2023.


The new support, available through LEO Limerick will enable small businesses to invest in technologies and equipment to make their businesses more energy efficient.  The grant will be available to companies have participated in the Green for Micro, GreenStart or SEAI Energy Audit programmes and identified technology and equipment benefits.  The grant will cover up to 50% of the costs to a maximum amount of €5,000.  The scheme will reduce the impact of small businesses on the environment and may help them to reduce costs over time to enable them to become more competitive. 


Minister Coveney said; “The Energy Efficiency Grant is another significant step in helping our small businesses to become more sustainable and to make a significant contribution to reducing their energy output.  Everyone must make changes as we aim to become a more sustainable country and small businesses are no different.  This grant will make it more feasible for small businesses to engage in this process and hopefully set them on a more sustainable path.  The Local Enterprise Office’s Green for Micro programme has enabled many small companies to take those first steps and now with the Energy Efficiency Grant they can continue that journey.”


Carol Gibbons, Manager of Regions and Local Enterprise, at Enterprise Ireland said; “This new financial support will enable small businesses to take the next step on their sustainability journey.  Increasingly, sustainability is seen as a core driver of future growth for small businesses, aligning them to changing consumer demands and ensuring access to business-to-business supply chains.  It is important that business supports match this fundamental change and I am confident that the new Energy Efficiency Grant will assist companies across the country on their sustainability journey.”


The Energy Efficiency Grant will support SMEs to increase their competitiveness and productivity along with the Lean for Micro, Digital Start and Green for Micro programmes – more information at