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Strategic Consultancy Grant Claim Forms

The Consultancy Grant can support the cost of hiring Strategic Consultants to assist in the development and/or implementation of strategic initiatives in the SME. It is designed to facilitate business growth as the consultants can act as coach, mentor, facilitator, analyst, negotiator and/or operator for the company.

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

Step 1 – Review Letter of Offer (i.e. Grant Agreement)

This will confirm the title of the grant that you were approved, the project number of the grant, the expenditure type, and the amount that was 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 two claims can be made against the SME Strategic Consultancy Grant


Only one claim can be made against the Strategic Consultancy Grant - Short Projects. 

Step 2 – Download and complete the required forms

  • The Strategic Consultancy Claim Checklist, Claim Form, Director Statement and Progress Report are all in the one Excel file below
  • Only the Director Statement needs to be printed, signed, and returned as a PDF
  • Please do not convert the Excel claim worksheets to PDF before submitting to Enterprise Ireland as they will be returned.

Strategic Consultancy Claim Form & Director Statement  - Strategic Consultancy Claim Form & Director Statement  (.xlsx)

Step 3 - Submit claim

  • Submit your claim to Enterprise Ireland by email to 
  • When emailing, include your company name and project number in the subject line. 
  • Use your client number (CES ID) when encrypting files. Your CES ID number can be found in “Schedule A” of your company’s Letter of Offer.

** Please note claims are currently not accepted by post

Step 4 – 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 either:  1.  suspend the claim and request outstanding information or   2.  return the claim as invalid if significant documentation is missing or the final claim date has expired  
  • If all is in order, the claimed expenditure and associated supporting documentation will be desk inspected. The progress report will be passed to your Development Adviser for validation.
  • Your Development Adviser will review the report and instruct the Payment Officer to pay or disallow the claim depending on their findings.
  • The Payment Officer completes authorisation of the claim and submits a payment request to our Finance Department.
  • A letter will issue via email from Grant Payments with details of the approval and advising that payment will follow shortly to the Grantee Company’s bank account.



Further contact information

Contact the Grant Payment Team at for further information.

Outline in the subject line, the grantee company name (not trading name) and project number. 


Further information

Strategic Consultancy Assignment Guidelines (to carry out Environmental Studies) – outlines application and claim process, and eligible activities

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