Finance in Focus

Overview of the Finance in Focus grant

 

The Finance in Focus grant offers Enterprise Ireland (EI) and Údarás na Gaeltachta clients funding of up to €7,200 to cover third party consultant’s fees. These consultants will work with the clients to develop a detailed financial and business plan that identifies funding needs and potential sources of funding.

It is envisaged that up to 8 days will be required to develop the plan with 4 half days monitoring by the consultant post plan completion. The 4 half days will help build capability within the company by incorporating the plan into the business e.g. by reviewing actuals versus forecasts for the previous period.

Eligibility Criteria: Applicants must be a client of Enterprise Ireland or Údarás na Gaeltachta and;

  • An SME or Large company that meets the requirements of the Industrial Development Act 1986 as amended
  • Actively trading in eligible manufacturing or internationally traded service activities
  • Have been through a Client Development Model with EI and a Finance Review has been completed by an external consultant OR have completed the Brexit 2 day Financial & Currency Management act on initiative.
  • Potentially Brexit exposed (i.e. supply chain, currency, transport and logistics, sales).
  • Seeking to raise capital from the market or utilising internal resources
  • Willing to commit management time to work with third party consultants to develop a business plan with supporting financial information.
  • Have a positive De Minimis balance to cover the approved grant amount

 

To apply, contact your Development Adviser (DA) or Brexit Unit and express your interest in the programme. Contact details for your DA are available here or email Brexitunit@enterprise-ireland.com

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