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HPSU feasibility study claim

The High Potential Start-Up (HPSU) Feasibility Grant is used to assist a new start-up or early stage company to investigate the viability of a new export orientated business or proposition. Eligible expenditures that can be claimed include; Salaries and Overheads, Consultancy Fees, Trade Fair Costs, Foreign Travel and Subsistence and Prototype and Materials.

High Potential Start-Up (HPSU) clients of Enterprise Ireland also use the claim forms below when making a claim for an HPSU Horizon 20:20 Feasibility Study.

Please complete the following steps in order to claim your grant.

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 make a maximum of 3 claims against this Grant.

Step 2 - Download and Review the Grant Claim Checklist

The HPSU Feasibility 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.


Grant Checklist - HPSU Feasibility (.docx)

Step 3 - Download and Complete the Required Forms

Grant Claim Form - HPSU Feasibility (.xlsx)


Progress Report - HPSU Feasibility (.doc)


Directors Statement - HPSU Feasibility (.doc)


Salary Declaration Form for Input of Promoter(s) Time (.doc). This can only be used if you are a named founder/promoter, as per your application form, not yet drawing a salary from the start-up and not in receipt of any other income (employees must be paid to claim grant against their time) If working part-time on the feasibility you cannot use the declaration and must provide evidence of salary foregone.

Step 4 - Submit Claim

Submit your claim to Enterprise Ireland by email to 


** Please note that claims are not accepted by post.

  • Remember, when emailing, to include your Company Name and Project Number in the Subject Line.
  • Use your Client Number (CES ID) number when encrypting files. Your CES ID number can be found in “Schedule A” of your company’s Letter of Offer.

What happens next

The claim will be assigned to a Payment Officer, who will review the documentation to ensure that all required forms and documentation is included. If any required information is missing the Payment Officer will: 1) suspend the claim and request outstanding information or 2) if significant documentation is missing or the Final Claim Date has expired, the claim may be returned as invalid.

If all is in order, the claimed expenditure and associated supporting documentation will be desk inspected and passed to your Development Adviser for validation.

Your Development Adviser will review the claim and instruct the Payment Officer to pay or disallow the claim depending on their findings.

The Payment Officer completes the authorisation of the claim and submits a payment request to our Finance Department.

A letter will issue via email from Grant Payments - Industry with details of the approved payment and advising that payment will follow shortly to the Grantee Company’s bank account.

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