Application Process for Financial Support

Longford Local Enterprise Office offer financial support to start-ups and established small businesses operating in Longford. Please find the criteria and how to apply below:

Projects are assessed against the following criteria:

  • Quality of the project proposal and its local relevance and economic benefits
  • Commercial viability of the enterprise and of the project proposal
  • Availability of matching finance/current funding position of the enterprise and proposed sources of funding
  • Cost effectiveness of the proposition
  • Contribution of the proposal to the development of the enterprise in terms of internal capacity
  • Potential for displacement or deadweight
  • Impact on poverty, equality, rural development and the environment

Priority is given to: 

  • manufacturing and internationally traded services: with potential to develop into exporting entities and graduating to the Enterprise Ireland portfolio
  • tourism projects aimed predominantly at overseas visitors
  • locally provided services promoted by the unemployed. those recently made redundant, women reentering the workforce

How do apply?

A grant application can be made by completing an application form and submitting it to Longford Local Enterprise Office. On receipt of an application, an enterprise officer will contact the promoter to arrange a meeting or seek additional information.

If I find it difficult to fill in the form, where can I get assistance?

Our staff are available to assist in completing applications forms and highlight the supporting documentation required.

If I am still at the ideas stage can I discuss it with Longford Local Enterprise Office?

Yes, Longford Local Enterprise Offices operates information centres and employ Business Advisers who will be in a position to discuss your proposal with you and identify the most appropriate supports and steps to take to advance your business proposition. Staff will also direct you towards appropriate supports such as training courses, mentors and workshops.  

Can I be guaranteed that my ideas will be kept confidential?

Any discussion between Longford Local Enterprise Office and businesses or individuals looking for assistance are held in the strictest confidence.

Anything else?

Just give us a call on 0433343346 or call into our offices in Longford town!

 

 

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