Funding: Overview

Enterprise Ireland is the state agency responsible for supporting the development of manufacturing and internationally traded services companies. We provide funding and supports for companies - from entrepreneurs with business propositions for a high potential start-up through to large companies expanding their activities, improving efficiency and growing international sales. We also provide funding and supports for college based researchers to assist in the development, protection and transfer of technologies into industry via licensing or spin-out companies.  Please select the relevant funding offer below that best reflects your stage of development to browse our full range of funding supports.

Regional Technology Cluster Fund - Under Project Ireland 2040 Government identified an ambition to build sectoral clusters of Small Medium Enterprises (SMEs) at regional level. Full details at:

Online Retail Scheme - The purpose of this fund is to enable retailers to increase their customer base and build a more resilient business in the domestic and global marketplace both online and offline. Full details at:

Regional Enterprise Development Fund - The Scheme will support major new collaborative and innovative initiatives that can make a significant impact on enterprise development in the region/across regions or nationally to build the unique USP capabilities to grow the regions,  Full details at

Regional Development Feasibility Fund – the purpose of this fund is to support new collaborative and innovative feasibility initiatives. The initiatives under consideration must have the potential to make a significant impact on enterprise development in the region/across regions or nationally to build the unique capabilities available to enhance the economic development of the Regions. The Feasibility Fund is available to assist eligible promoters and entities, research and develop such proposals. Regional Development Feasibility Fund

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Researchers in Higher Education Institutes

We help researchers based in third level institutions and Public Research Institutes to engage in research.  Our aim is to facilitate collaborative links between enterprise and the research community that lead to the practical application of research in business, yielding benefits to both groups. Learn more about our supports for academic research and its' commercialisation.


Enterprise Ireland offers a range of supports to business tailored to suit your stage of development and your specific funding needs. To find out what assistance might be available to you, click on the stage of development below that you think best describes you or your company. The Supporting SMEs Online Tool is a new cross-governmental guide to help small businesses know which of the over 80 Government supports could possibly fit their business. Check out the Supporting SMEs Online Tool.