Financial Assistance

Priming Grants

The Priming Grant is a business start up grant, available to micro enterprises within the first 18 months of starting up.
Priming grants may be available for sole traders, partnerships, community groups or limited companies that fulfill the following criteria;
1. Located within the CEB's geographic area
2. A business which on growth may or may not fit the Enterprise Ireland portfolio
3. A business employing up to 10 employees
4. A manufacturing or internationally traded services business
5. A domestically traded service business with the potential to trade internationally
6. A domestically traded service business being established by a female returning to the workforce or
7. Unemployed persons where the potential for deadweight and displacement does not exist.

The maximum Priming Grant available must not exceed 50% of the investment or €150,000 whichever is the lesser. Eligible expenditure can include;

1. Capital items
2. Salary costs
3. Rental/accommodation costs
4. Utility costs
5. Marketing costs
6. Consultancy costs
7. Business Specific training

For further information and an application form on Priming Grants, please contact Leitrim County Enterprise Board on 071-9620450 or email

Download Application Form Here.

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