€452,703 in grant aid approved in 2018
The Local Enterprise Office (LEO) of Wexford County Council approved €452,703 in grant aid to 22 separate businesses last year, according to a report from the CEO of the local authority, Tom Enright.
The funding included: Feasibility Grants (€8,624); Priming Grants (€122,990) and Business Expansion Grants (€321,089).
In addition the LEO also delivered training to 983 people across a wide range of business programmes including: four certified courses; start your own business courses; food programmes; business clinics and 53 short training initiatives which covered topics such as tax and VAT for start-ups and social media training.
According to the report 103 businesses in the county availed of 215 mentor sessions and the office also approved 12 applications for micro-finance amounting to €253,000.
Eleven other businesses in the county received €21,202 in support under a scheme called the Technical Assistance for Micro Exporters Grant.
This scheme allowed them to look at potential export markets including attendance at trade fairs, meet potential buyers and source suppliers.
A further 32 businesses were supported in developing their economic presence through the Trading Online Voucher scheme with the total amount of funding coming to €65,527.