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More grant approvals to encourage start up and expanding businesses


There’s some good news for those looking for funding for a new business start up or expansion. The Local Enterprise Office (LEO) South Dublin approved €69,700 in grant funding for six local businesses at its most recent Evaluation & Approvals Committee meeting on March 22nd, 2016.

Colm Ward, Head of Enterprise in South Dublin County Council commented on the approvals for grants:

“The six projects approved for funding this month include feasibility studies, new start-ups and existing businesses looking to expand. These grant approvals for local businesses have the potential to help create up to 28 jobs in various locations across South Dublin including Clondalkin, Walkinstown, Rathfarnham, & Tallaght. The approved projects are targeting the creation of 28 new local jobs within three years.”

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Various sectors are represented including manufacturing, software and I.T. with strong export potential a key feature of several of the projects. These small enterprises are currently each employing less than 10 staff but have ambitious plans to continue their growth trajectory and LEO South Dublin will help them on their way.

Mr Ward continued:

“The latest approvals mean that LEO South Dublin has now approved funding for 13 projects in 2016 which have the potential to create more than 60 new jobs.”

The Local Enterprise Office South Dublin is actively seeking new and aspiring entrepreneurs with strong business ideas who may require guidance and support. Contact LEO South Dublin on 414 9000 or click here for more information.