Grants and Loans for Small Businesses in Finglas and Ballymun
Business Grants – Funding for Small Business in Finglas and Ballymun “It’s difficult to see clearly”, I was told by hair salon owner Yvonne O’Shea, “what grants are available for small business in this area. Are there any?” There is a lot of support available, and it can take time to trawl through websites of government departments, local authorities and agencies. Why not write an up-to-date list of grants I asked myself? And here it is. This article is sponsored by Dublin City Council’s Ballymun and Finglas Business Advice Service.
What business advice is available? The Local Enterprise Office for the Dublin City area is the key port of call for all things enterprise, check out the informative website LEO Dublin City. In Ballymun & Finglas business advice & training for start-ups is also available from Dublin Northwest Partnership. And the Ballymun & Finglas Business Advisory Service offers advice to business owners at all stages of business growth, and refers to local agencies. Growing a Business in Ballymun or Finglas? Grants for small business available in Ballymun and Finglas.
|Name of funding||Funding body||Area||Amount||Focus|
|Trading Online Vouchers||LEO Dublin City||Finglas and Ballymun, all of Dublin City, i.e. Dublin 1-13, 17 & 20||Up to €2.5K, 50% match funding||Ecommerce website, digitalisation, businesses with less than 10 employees|
|Feasibility grant||LEO Dublin City||Finglas and Ballymun, all of Dublin City, i.e. Dublin 1-13, 17 & 20||Up to 50% of the investment or €15,000||Innovation, market research, see Eligibility Criteria|
|TAME Technical Assistance for Micro Exporters||LEO Dublin City||Finglas and Ballymun, all of Dublin City, i.e. Dublin 1-13, 17 & 20||Up to €2.5K match funding||Investigating and researching export markets|
|Business Start Up, Priming grant||LEO Dublin City||Finglas and Ballymun, all of Dublin City, i.e. Dublin 1-13, 17 & 20||Up to 50% of the investment, average awarded is €35K||Employment, see Eligibility Criteria|
|Business Expansion grant||LEO Dublin City||Finglas and Ballymun, all of Dublin City, i.e. Dublin 1-13, 17 & 20||Up to 50% of the investment, average awarded is €35K||Employment|
|Micro Finance Ireland
Small Business Loans
|LEO Dublin City is an agent for MFI||National||Loans
Small loans €2-5K, other loans from €5K to €25K 4.5% APR
|Having difficulty in accessing bank finance,
COVID-19 Business Loan
Brexit Business Loan
|Back to Work Enterprise Allowance||Department of Social Protection||National, in Dublin 15 contact Dublin Northwest Partnership||Keep social welfare income for first 2 years of business plus benefits||Schemes allow you start a business and retain your social welfare payments for a limited period|
|Various||Intertrade Ireland||Ireland & Northern Ireland||Various, grants to employ sales staff||Stimulates cross border trade|
|Funding for Irish SMEs||Strategic Banking Corporation of Ireland SBCI||National||Loans, asset finance or invoice finance||Check out Product Wizard on Home Page SBCI|
Up-to-date information on starting a business in Ireland
For up-to-date information on Starting a Business in Ireland, I always check out the Citizens Information website, particularly Starting a business. It’s the best quick source of information I know for Tax, Social Insurance, Funding, Legal Structures, Foreign Nationals starting a business and a plethora of business supports.
31 Local Enterprise Offices support businesses with less than 10 employees and startups, (mostly)
Enterprise Ireland support High Tech StartUps and larger companies. Also many supports for businesses with more than 10 employees. Enterprise Ireland is the government organisation responsible for the development & growth of Irish enterprises in global markets.
StartinIreland, new website from Enterprise Ireland
There are at least 170 business supports provided by the Irish government, and you can find all about them when you explore this handy online database supportingSMEs.gov.ie aimed at startups and SMEs.