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Priming Grant

Get funding to start your business

The early stages are the hardest for small businesses. This support reduces the financial burden of starting a business to increase your chances of growth and success.

Who is it for?

You might be eligible if: 

  • You employ up to 10 people
  • You have been operating for up to 18 months 

Eligibility is subject to terms and conditions.


What do you get?

  • Up to 50% of project costs, with the maximum grant amount dependent on the LEO office and region
  • This is not a cash grant – after your project is completed and approved, eligible expenses will be refunded 

What can it be used for?

  • To cover the essential costs of operating a new business, including equipment and machinery, salary costs, consultancy and marketing costs
  • To pay for marketing activities needed to attract customers and establish your brand, i.e. website development
  • To cover some operational costs like utility connection fees 

Get in touch

If this sounds like the right support for your business, call our dedicated hub for more details on how to apply.

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