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LEO Financial Supports

Local Enterprise Offices provide a range of financial supports designed to assist with the establishment and/or growth of businesses employing up to ten people. These financial supports are designed to provide a flexible suite of supports to LEO clients and potential clients.

Feasibility Grant designed to assist a business with researching market demand for a product or service

Business Priming Funding designed to assist a micro-enterprise within the first 18 months of start-up

Business Expansion Funding designed to assist a micro-enterprise that has been trading for over 18 months

Export Development Grant support efforts to establish new export markets for their products or services

Innovation Vouchers

If you own or manage a small business and you have a business opportunity you want to explore, you can apply for an Innovation Voucher worth €5,000.

Innovation Vouchers enable a business to become more innovative by helping them access the skills and research expertise in a local third level institution or ‘Knowledge Providers’.

Online Trading Vouchers

The Online Trading Voucher Scheme offers small businesses the opportunity to develop their website or digital marketing strategy by availing of vouchers of up to €2,500 or 50% of eligible expenditure.

DLRCOCO Grant Schemes

The purpose of these Grant schemes is to provide financial assistance to individuals, groups and organisations in projects, events or developments at local or county level. This can be projects like Events, Sports and Heritage to Community, Arts and business.

Grant Categories
Arts Grants
Business Promotion Grants
Community Grants
Environment Grants
Event/Festival Grants
Heritage Grants
Sports Grants

Business Grants to provide financial assistance to business groups and organisations engaged in projects, events or developments at local or county level.

Vacant Commercial Premises Grant to encourage new businesses to occupy commercial premises that have been vacant for a period exceeding 6 months. The Scheme is applicable to premises which have a rates valuation of no more than €40,000. It will operate by lowering the entry costs through a grant related to the level of rates payable on the property.

Shop Front Improvement Grant (new applications available in 2015) to improve the overall appearance of shop fronts and commercial properties that front onto public streets within Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown. Business owners of existing independent shops in the County are eligible to apply for assistance. The Council will cover up to 50% of the shop front cost with a maximum allowable grant of €3,000 per applicant.

This website gives an excellent overview on funding opportunities.