The Pilot Clustering Programme Phase 1 grant is used to support the costs of a Feasibility/Scoping Study undertaken by an industry led group. Eligible expenditures that can be claimed include; Salaries and Overheads, Consultancy Fees, Trade Fair Costs, Foreign Travel and Subsistence and Prototype and Materials.
Note: Only the Lead Company as stated in the Letter of Offer can submit a claim on behalf of the group.
Please complete the following steps in order to claim your grant.
All forms must be SAVED, TYPED, PRINTED and then POSTED to Enterprise Ireland.
Step 1 - Review Letter of Offer (i.e. Grant Agreement)
Review your Letter of Offer. This will confirm the Title of the Grant that you were approved, the Project Number of the Grant, the expenditure types and amounts that were approved and the Final Claim Date (i.e. the last date by which all expenditure must be incurred and a valid claim submitted to Enterprise Ireland).
Please note that you can only make 1 claim against this grant following the completion of the project.
Step 2 - Download and Review the Grant Claim Checklist
The Pilot Clustering Programme - Phase 1 Grant Claim Checklist provides a detailed description of all relevant forms and supporting documentation required to submit a valid claim. Please download and review the checklist before preparing your claim to ensure that you have all the relevant documentation to hand when completing the claim.
Pilot Clustering Programme Phase 1 Grant Claim Checklist [word format]
Step 3 - Download and Complete the Required Forms
Pilot Clustering Programme Phase 1 Claim Form [excel fomat]
Pilot Clustering Programme Phase 1 Final Report Template [word format]
Pilot Clustering Programme Phase 1 Director Statement [word format]
Pilot Clustering Programme Phase 1 - Employee Time Sheet Template [excel format]
Bank Details for Payment by EFT [word format] Only require if you are a first time Grantee or if you have not previously provided bank details to Enterprise Ireland Finance Department for Electronic Fund Trasfers]
Step 4 - Submit Claim by Post
Once the claim has been prepared please submit along with the completed Pilot Clustering Programme Phase 1 Grant Claim Checklist by post - before the Final Claim Date - to:
The Manager - Grant Payments Unit
East Point Business Park
What Happens Next - Claim Processing by Enterprise Ireland Grant Payments Unit
- Your claim will be assigned to a Grant Payment Officer who will review the documtentation to ensure that it includes all required forms and documentation. If any required information is missing the Payment Officer will may 1) suspend the claim and request outstanding information or 2) if significant documentation is missing or the Final Claim date has expired your claim may be returned as invalid.
- If all is in order, the claimed expenditure and associated proof of payment will be desk inspected and passed to the Programme Manager for sign-off.
- The payment officer completes the authorisation of your claim and submits a payment request to our Finance Department. You can opt to have your grant paid directly into your bank account or by cheque.
- A letter will issue via email from Grant Payments with details of the approved payment and advising that payment will follow shortly.