A domestically traded services business where the potential for deadweight and displacement does not exist.
Grant Assistance Available:
The maximum Business Expansion Grant payable must not exceed 50% of the investment or €75,000 if your proposed project is deemed eligible and if you satisfy the various criteria for acceptance.
Grants over €80,000 and up to €150,000 shall be the exception and shall only apply in the case of projects that clearly demonstrate a potential to graduate to Enterprise Ireland and/or to export internationally. In all other cases, the maximum grant shall be 50% of the investment or €75,000 whichever is the lesser.
A percentage of any grant assistance will be in refundable form at the discretion of the LEO.
Subject to the 50% limit, a maximum grant of up to €7,500 per full time job created shall apply in respect of any employment support grant aided.
A promoter (grant aided business/individual) may not receive in excess of €200,000 within any one three year period from State Aid.
WHAT CAN YOU RECEIVE A GRANT FOR ?
Expenditure may be considered under the following headings :
Capital Items - including fit out of workspace, office equipment, machinery, computer costs. (Note : acquisition of building and purchase of mobile assets are excluded from grant aid) Capital grant is not available forwards building costs.
Salary Costs - For first year of employment. Maximum grant aid available of €15,000 in certain circumstances per new full time job created. The job must be created for a minimum three year period.
Utility Costs - These include installation costs for telephone & broadband. (Note mobile phone costs are excluded)
Marketing Costs - These include packaging, brochures, trade fairs, website design and development, and other marketing initiatives.
Consultancy Costs - These include design fees, patent costs, architect, accountant and legal fees.