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Sunday 17 February 2019

€452,703 in grant aid approved in 2018

Tom Enright CE Wexford County Council
Tom Enright CE Wexford County Council

Brendan Keane

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.

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