Waterford Local Enterprise Office ‘Business Growth Fund’ now open for applications from the IT Sector

Waterford Local Enterprise Office has opened a new round of applications for its ‘Business Growth Fund’ which aims to boost small and medium business growth and further job creation in the IT sector including,  Internet, Games, Apps, Mobile, SaaS, Cloud Computing, Enterprise Software, Fintech, Clean Tech and Agri Tech.

This particular call for the Business Growth Fund is a grant fund specifically for growing Waterford based businesses in the IT sector with less than 10 employees, who may require a grant to scale up further and create new jobs, says Richie Walsh of Waterford LEO.

Now in its first round for 2018, the Business Growth Fund over the next 12 months aims to support businesses in Waterford up to the tune of €15,000 per job created within the county with the overall goal being to create new jobs, support growing enterprises and increase revenue within the region.

Each applicant must demonstrate their year-on-year growth or the potential for sufficient growth, Richie Walsh Head of Enterprise at Waterford Local Enterprise Office says, “Small businesses are the backbone of our economy, and we are delighted to launch this call for funding applications from our Business Growth Fund in order to help high potential small businesses to scale up and create even more new jobs in our local economy while also aiming to move these small businesses to the next level with the intention of trading internationally.”

Successful applicants will be offered business supports and bespoke mentorship from Waterford Local Enterprise Office during their growth and development phase.

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

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