Financial Supports

Financial Supports

Local Enterprise Office Offaly offers a wide range of financial assistance to help you start up your business or grow your existing business. We welcome enquiries from business for Grant Aid but unfortunately, we must adhere to strict guidelines on eligibility.

Types of Grant Assistance

Feasibility/Innovation Grant

Priming Grant

Business Expansion Grant

How to Apply

We are happy to hear from anyone with a business idea, regardless of what stage they are at. We provide a free information and advisory service to new and existing entrepreneurs on all aspects of setting up and running a business. However, we recommend that you read through the guidelines for each grant to check if your project is eligible for grant aid. If, having read that, you’re still not sure whether or not you’re eligible you can email one of our advisors to arrange a meeting or phone call to discuss further. Our advisors will proceed with the application process if your business is eligible. If not, they will be able to talk you through our other services that can help you.

The Evaluation Process

On receipt of a completed application, a member of staff will meet with you to discuss the project in detail. A file is then prepared and sent for Evaluation and Approvals Committee's consideration.

An Evaluation and Approval Committee meeting is held every month where potential projects are assessed and either approved, rejected or deferred for further information.

The normal application process is turned around in 6-8 weeks.

Appeals

In order to ensure the efficiency of the Local Enterprise Office's decision making process, all appeals shall be lodged within 90 days of the date of notification of the decision.

 

 

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