Eligibility Criteria

LEO Wexford can assist in the establishment and/or development of new and existing enterprises (limited company, individuals/sole trader, cooperatives and partnerships) provided that such enterprises/projects are capable of attaining commercial viability and subject to the following eligibility criteria:

  • The business is located and registered in County Wexford;
  • The enterprise must not employ more than 10 people;
  • The enterprise must be established, registered and operate within the geographic location of the Local Enterprise Office;
  • The enterprise must operate in the commercial sphere;
  • The enterprise must demonstrate a market for the product/service;
  • The enterprise must have potential for growth in domestic and/or export markets and also potential for new job creation.

Within the above eligibility criteria there are certain priorities and restrictions:

  • Priority must be given to enterprises in the manufacturing or internationally traded services sectors which over time can develop into strong export entities and graduate to the Enterprise Ireland portfolio;
  • Salary support may be offered to unique tourism services projects that are focused predominantly on generating revenues from overseas visitors and which do not give rise to deadweight and/or displacement in the local economy;
  • This grant aid does not support those areas such as retail enterprises, personal services (eg hairdressers, gardeners, creches etc), professional services (accountants, solicitors etc), construction/local building services, as this is considered to give rise to unacceptable deadweight (where the project would have proceeded anyway) and/or displacement (where the projects imply displace business from other players in the market).
  • 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 of application form, will not be eligible for grant support.

Dates for Evaluation & Approvals Committee meetings for 2020.


Tuesday, 25th February, 2020
(Last date for submission of grant applications for this meeting is 24th January, 2020)

Tuesday, 24th March, 2020
(Last date for submission of grant applications for this meeting is 21st February, 2020)

Tuesday, 28th April, 2020
(Last date for submission of grant applications for this meeting is 27th March, 2020)

Tuesday, 26th May, 2020
(Last date for submission of grant applications for this meeting is 24th April, 2020)

Tuesday, 23rd June, 2020
(Last date for submission of grant applications for this meeting is 22nd May, 2020)

Tuesday, 28th July, 2020
(Last date for submission of grant applications for this meeting is 19th June, 2020)

Tuesday, 22nd September, 2020
(Last date for submission of grant applications for this meeting is 31st July, 2020)

Tuesday, 27th October, 2020 
(Last date for submission of grant applications for this meeting  is 18th September, 2020)

 

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