Feasibility Study and Innovation Grants

Feasibility Study and Innovation Grants may be awarded to assist the promoter with researching market demand for a product or service and examining its sustainability. It may cover the costs of market research, product development and other kinds of innovation. It may included assistance with innovation including specific consultancy requirements, hiring of expertise, private specialists, design, patent costs and prototype development. Expenditure may be considered under the following headings:

  • Innovation Costs
  • Own Labour Research
  • Consultancy Costs
  • Miscellaneous Costs

Feasibility Study Grants are normally subject to an overall limit of €15,000 or 50% of expenditure. Feasiblity Study Grants are completely non-refundable.

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How to Apply

It is good practice to contact member of staff for guidance at the earliest opportunity. Dowload the application form below and return it by email, fax or post to the Local Enterprise Office South Dublin. A copy of the Application Form and any supporting documentation should be submitted to the Local Enterprise Office South Dublin.

Download Application Forms

Click here to download the Feasibility Study Grant Application Form (pdf)

Click here to access and complete the online Feasibility Study Grand Application Application Form (e-form)

The Process

If any clarification of your application is necessary, you will be contacted by our staff. The application will be considered at the next monthly meeting of our Evaluation Approvals Committee. If approved, you will be notified and asked to sign an agreement which sets out the full terms and conditions of the funding offer.

Draw down of funding

Information will be provided on the draw down process at the time of accepting the offer of funding.