50 business grants and supports in Ireland

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If you’re starting now or growing your company, ThinkBusiness lists 50 grants and supports available for businesses in Ireland.

While the list below is extensive, it is by no means definitive. If you are aware of any other supports, public or private, and you think they belong on this list, please contact ThinkBusiness with the name and a link and we will review it for inclusion.

This list begins with funds and supports for startups and then gravitates towards funds and loans for companies that are already running and finally supports for companies that are growing.


Local Enterprise Office

The Local Enterprise Office is for people interested in starting a new business or people already trading, including entrepreneurs, early-stage promoters, startups and small business looking to expand. With 31 dedicated teams across the Local Authority network in Ireland, Local Enterprise Offices offer a wide range of experience, skills and services.

Bank finance

When growing a new business, talk to your bank about funding options. Bank finance has many features that will appeal to SMEs and early-stage growth businesses. You can caluclulate your repayments and apply for a loan now. Just press the button. The orange button will bring you to a loan application form from Bank of Ireland, which is regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland, terms and conditions apply.

Startup Refunds for Entrepreneurs (SURE)

This is for people who start a company and need cash to fund its growth. You may claim back the income tax if you are an employee, an unemployed person or a person recently made redundant and are starting a business.  

Short Term Enterprise Allowance

The Short-Term Enterprise Allowance (STEA) gives support to people who have lost their job and want to start their own business. It’s paid instead of Jobseeker’s Benefit for a maximum of nine months. It ends when the entitlement to Jobseeker’s Benefit ends (that is at either nine or six months).

Full article available here: Think Business | 50 Business Grants And Supports In Ireland

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