Additional funds for job creation in Leitrim

Leitrim County Enterprise Centre has been awarded €20,000 in additional funding to create two more jobs in the county by the end of this year.

Leitrim County Enterprise Centre has been awarded €20,000 in additional funding to create two more jobs in the county by the end of this year.

The Minister for Small Business, John Perry TD, announced the provision of an additional €3.78million to the County and City Enterprise Boards (CEBs) directly to fund job creation projects in the remaining months of 2012 this week.

The additional funding is provided in response to specific requests from CEBs to meet identified demand.

Making the announcement, Minister Perry said, “It is well established that a huge proportion of jobs in this country are held in small, local enterprises.

“These companies are the lifeblood that is playing a key role in helping to restore our economy to a healthier footing.

“The Government recognises the importance of this role and so my Department has secured additional capital funding for the County and City Enterprise Boards (CEBs) that will support and encourage these companies to start-up or expand their services and thereby create and sustain jobs around the country.”

The funding is expected to provide sufficient direct capital assistance and other supports, such as mentoring and training and to assist in creating or sustaining 505 jobs throughout the counties concerned.

Leitrim received the lowest funding int he country, Roscommon got €23,500, Sligo €45,000, Longford €55,000, Cavan €70,000 and Donegal received a whopping €340,000 in extra funding for the remaining two months of this year.