Funding: Overview

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Enterprise Ireland is the state agency responsible for supporting the development of manufacturing and internationally traded services companies. We provide funding and supports for companies - from entrepreneurs with business propositions for a high potential start-up through to large companies expanding their activities, improving efficiency and growing international sales. Scroll down to select the relevant funding offer that best reflects your stage of development to browse our full range of funding supports. We also provide funding and supports for college based researchers to assist in the development, protection and transfer of technologies into industry via licensing or spin-out companies.

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Business Financial Planning Grants

Crisis Response Business Financial Planning Grant

The Crisis Response Business Financial Planning Grant is a strategic intervention to assist companies to prepare a detailed financial plan and to assess the impact of currently emerging developments on their business.

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Sustaining Enterprise Fund

Enterprise Ireland’s liquidity and medium-term financial supports are being delivered under the €180m ‘Sustaining Enterprise’ fund, launched in April 2020. Support of up to €800,000 can be provided to companies targeting them at their different stages of development and growth ranging from established companies to small enterprises and start-ups.

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Sustaining Enterprise Fund - Small Enterprise

This fund will provide a €25k to €50k short term working capital injection to eligible smaller companies to support business continuity and strengthen their ability to return to growth and be trading strongly in 3 years time.

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Green Transition Fund

As part of Ireland’s National Recovery and Resilience Plan and funded by the European Union, the Green Transition Fund will accelerate the decarbonisation of Irish enterprise.

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Online Retail Scheme

The Department of Enterprise Trade and Employment (DETE) has proposed a further call for Online Retail Scheme applications, aiming to encourage the retail sector in Ireland to develop a more competitive online offer that will enable an increase in their customer base and build a more resilient business in the domestic and global marketplace both online and offline. 

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Accelerated Recovery Fund

The €31m Accelerated Recovery Fund is a new fund designed to provide support to Irish companies seeking to adapt their operations and business models in order to remain competitive and return to growth following the effects of the pandemic.

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Covid-19 Products Scheme

The COVID-19 outbreak has resulted in an urgent need across the EU and globally for medical and public health R&D, products and solutions. In response, The EU Temporary State Aid Framework has been amended to allow for, “the facilitation of research and development and expanded production into Coronavirus related products”. 

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Digital Transition Fund

As part of Ireland’s National Recovery and Resilience Plan and funded by the European Union, the Digital Transition Fund will drive transformative digitalisation of enterprise in Ireland, particularly amongst SMEs. The fund will help companies at all stages of their digitalisation journey.

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Evolve Strategic Planning grant

The  Evolve Strategic Planning Grant is designed to support Enterprise Ireland clients to respond to the challenges and opportunities, which have arisen as a result of changes to the trading environment in the UK since January 1st, 2021.

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Scroll down for Company Supports by Stage of Development and Researchers in Higher Education Institutes.

Company Supports by Stage of Development

Enterprise Ireland offers a range of supports to business tailored to suit your stage of development and your specific funding needs. To find out what assistance might be available to you, click on the stage of development below that you think best describes you or your company. The Supporting SMEs Online Tool is a new cross-governmental guide to help small businesses know which of the over 80 Government supports could possibly fit their business. Check out the Supporting SMEs Online Tool.

Researchers in Higher Education Institutes

We help researchers based in third level institutions and Public Research Institutes to engage in research.  Our aim is to facilitate collaborative links between enterprise and the research community that lead to the practical application of research in business, yielding benefits to both groups. Learn more about our supports for academic research and its' commercialisation.

COMPANY STAGE BY DEVELOPMENT

Enterprise Ireland offers a range of supports to business tailored to suit your stage of development and your specific funding needs. To find out what assistance might be available to you, click on the stage of development below that you think best describes you or your company. The Supporting SMEs Online Tool is a new cross-governmental guide to help small businesses know which of the over 80 Government supports could possibly fit their business. Check out the Supporting SMEs Online Tool.