Evaluation and Approvals Committee

All projects being considered for financial support will be evaluated by the Evaluation and Approvals Committee and all projects under €40,000 may be approved by this Committee in line with national enterprise policy.  All projects over €40,000 will be evaluated and if endorsed by the Evaluations and Approvals Committee, recommended to the Enterprise Ireland Jobs Expansion Fund Committee for final approval.

Members of the EVAC include:

  • A Chairperson (either the Chief Executive or another senior local authority official not from the LEO)
  • A representative of Enterprise Ireland;
  • Five individuals with specific areas of business expertise (i.e. record of entrepreneurship, accountancy experience, knowledge of markets / sectors /technology, and banking / financial expertise)

The Local Enterprise Office Waterford is seeking Expressions of Interest from suitable individuals to serve (pro bono) on its Evaluation and Approvals Committee (EVAC).    This 7-person committee meets 4 to 6 times each year to evaluate applications for financial support from people with a business idea, to start up businesses and for businesses that are growing, based in Waterford, that meet certain criteria.

We are seeking Individuals with specific areas of business expertise in

  • entrepreneurship,
  • knowledge of markets/sectors/technology

to join the EVAC.

If you wish to be considered to join a panel of suitable qualified individuals, please submit your CV to Ms. Jacqui Gaule, A/Head of Enterprise, Local Enterprise Office Waterford, 35 The Mall, Waterford or via e-mail at jgaule@waterfordcouncil.ie before 20th April, 2023.