Resources & Support

Below you will find links to a range of supports for business, stage agencies, funding streams, EU News, Innovation, Policy and Education all with the aim of helping business to navigate the multiple sources of information available.

Government Publications:

  • Overview of Government Supports for Indigenous Business

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Irish Business Support Agencies:

  • Department of Jobs Enterprise and Innovation

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  • Business and Innovation Centres (WestBIC)

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  • Local Enterprise Office

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  • Enterprise Ireland

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Supports for Regional Enterprise Development:

  • Western Development Commission

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  • Údarás na Gaeltachta

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  • InterTrade Ireland

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Financial Supports for Local Indigenous Businesses:

  • The Future Growth Loan Scheme

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  • The Brexit Loan Scheme

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  • The Credit Guarantee Scheme

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  • The Microenterprise Loan Fund administered by MFI

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Equity supports for indigenous local businesses:

  • Seed & Venture Capital

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  • Angel Investors

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Structures Established to Support Access to Finance by SMEs:

  • The Credit Review Office

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  • The Strategic Banking Corporation of Ireland

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Taxation Supports for Indigenous Enterprise:

  • Schemes incentivising innovation

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  • Schemes to incentive equity-based risk finance

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Personal Taxation:

  • Key Employee Engagement Scheme (KEEP)

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Information Supports:

  • Supporting SMEs Online Tool

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Supports for Innovation:

  • Disruptive Technologies Innovation Fund (DTIF)

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  • EU SME Funding

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  • EU Horizon 2020 – SME Instrument

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