Business Growth Fund

The Business Growth Fund aims to boost micro enterprises growth and further job creation in Waterford.

The general conditions for grant support from Waterford Local Enterprise Offices are as follows:

  • Located in Waterford City or County
  • The sector of the economy in which an enterprise is operating or intends to operate
  • The size or proposed size of the enterprise
  • Any expenditure incurred, prior to receipt by applicant of the letter of offer from the LEO, will not be eligible for grant support.

Waterford LEO can assist in the establishment, and/or development, of new and existing enterprises from individuals/sole traders, companies and community groups subject to the following eligibility criteria:

  • The enterprise must be in the commercial sphere
  • The enterprise must demonstrate a market for the product/service
  • The enterprise must have a capacity for growth and new job creation
  • The enterprise must not employ more than 10 people.

Business Growth Fund open for applications from the IT Sector

This particular call for the Business Growth Fund is a grant fund specifically for growing Waterford based businesses in the IT Sector including; 

  • Internet,
  • Games,
  • Apps,
  • Mobile,
  • SaaS,
  • Cloud Computing,
  • Enterprise Software,
  • Fintech,
  • Clean Tech,
  • Agri Tech.

Applications will be evaluated by an indpendent assessment panel, the team at Waterford Local Enterprise Office are available to assist interested businesses in completing and filing an application form for the fund. For further details and application information contact Brid Kirby on 0761 10 2766 or Jacqui Gaule 0761 10 2662

Closing date for applications under this call is Friday, 14th September 2018.