Financial Supports

  • Local Enterprise Office Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown promotes a range of financial supports to qualifying businesses based in Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown county.

  • Each support carries its own eligibility criteria which prospective applicants are asked to read in full.


  • Please note that the approval of all applications and the payment of all monies is dependent upon the availability of financial resources made available by the relevant Government Department or Local Authority.

Feasibility Study


Funding to assist a qualifying promoter to research market demand for their product or service and with examining its sustainability

Business Priming


Funding for a qualifying microenterprise within the first 18 months of start-up. The support of new jobs is prioritised.

Business Expansion


Funding for a qualifying microenterprise that has been trading for over 18 months. The support of news jobs is prioritised.

Export Marketing Grant


Grants up to €2,500 ex VAT to support microenterprises in their efforts to establish new export markets                                                    

Trading Online Vouchers


Grants of up to €2,500 ex VAT to support qualifying microenterprises to develop their website or digital marketing strategy.

Microfinance Loans


Loans from €2,000 - €25,000. Term from 3-5 years - Reduced Interest Rate of 5.5% APR on submissions made via Local Enterprise Office

Innovation Vouchers                                     


Vouchers to the value of max. €5,000 are available through Enterprise Ireland administered scheme.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

Agile Innovation Fund                                      

Agile Innovation Fund

Access up to 50% in Support for product, process or service development projects with a total cost of up to €300,000 - with fast track approval.                                                                                                                           

Shop Front Improvement Scheme


An initiative to improve the overall appearance of shop fronts and commercial properties that front onto public streets within Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown. 50% of the shop front cost up to a maximum grant of €5,000.

Vacant Commercial Premises Scheme


A scheme to encourage new businesses to occupy commercial premises. This scheme lowers the entry costs through a grant related to the level of rates payable on the property.

Financial Understanding - Self Learning Platform

Financial Understanding Self-Learning Platform

This DLR Local Enterprise Office's programme provides access to the 'Skilly' online self-learning platform, with two modules for users from non-financial backgrounds to improve their financial literacy skills.