Mark Christal, Enterprise Ireland’s Manager of Regions and Enterprise urged Enterprise Centres in Leitrim to apply for funding to help them reset and cover from the impact of Covid-19.
According to Mr Christal, “Funding of between €10,000 and €150,000 per centre is available under a new €12m fund announced in recent weeks by Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment, Leo Varadkar, TD.
“Enterprise Centres provide a critical regional infrastructure for entrepreneurs, start-up companies and small enterprise. The €12m Enterprise Centre Fund, available through Enterprise Ireland, provides financial support to help eligible Enterprise Centres to continue to provide important services to start-ups in towns and villages across Ireland. These Enterprise Centres have a key role in supporting regional enterprise and contributing to economic recovery, post Covid-19.
“Grant funding of between €10,000 and €150,000 per enterprise centre is available. Both not-for-profit and for-profit enterprise centres are eligible. The grants will help them implement a recovery plan to reboot their centres over the next six to twelve months. There has already been strong interest in the scheme but as the closing date for applications approaches I would urge all enterprise centres in Leitrim to examine this funding stream immediately,” concluded Mr Christal.
Further information on how to apply is available at www.enterprise-ireland.com/enterprisecentrescheme or contact your regional Enterprise Ireland office. The closing date for applications is noon on Wednesday September 30, 2020.