There are over 80 different Government supports for Irish start-ups and small businesses. This Online Guide is to help Irish start-ups and small businesses navigate the range of Government supports to see which you could possibly apply.
Please note, the results are only an initial guide. You will need to contact the relevant Department or Agency to establish if you do qualify for these potential supports.
Included in this online guide are supports from:
This guide was last updated on 21/11/2014
This online guide is part of the Irish Government’s Supporting SMEs campaign, to increase awareness of the range of Government supports for start-ups and small businesses. Answer the following eight questions to find out which supports could possibly fit your business.
Note: You need to answer all eight questions to get a listing of results.
Select all sectors that are relevant to your business
In determining the size of your business, it is useful for you to be aware that, according to the European Commission the main factors determining the size of your business are:
For ease, this online guide focuses on the number of employees, though you may need to factor turnover or balance sheet in your final selection of size of your business.
These ceilings apply to the figures for individual firms only. A firm which is part of larger grouping may need to include employee/turnover/balance sheet data from that grouping too.
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Working Capital for the Business (overdraft, purchasing, inital stock etc)
Buying Fixed Assets
Growing your Business, Including Hiring
Research and Development
Developing a Business Plan
Setting up a Business
Developing Financial/Sales/Marketing Skills
Subsidised Staff Training
Finding Incubation Space