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  • Apply for grant funding to help improve the safety of your marine tourism vessels.
    Geographical Coverage: National
    Budget: 
    The grant provides funding for up to 40% of the amount claimed - No minimum level of expenditure applies to this scheme. - The grant aid available in respect of any vessel is 40% of the total eligible costs, subject to the cumulative grant not exceeding €3,000 for this or any previous application in the three years up to the date of approval of this application.
    Sector of Activity:
    Fish for human consumption
  • This initiative aims to develop the market development skills of small and medium sized enterprises (SME’s) by providing support towards internal costs which they may incur when researching new markets for products and services.
    Geographical Coverage: National
    Budget: 
    Eligible Cost base • Salaries of existing company staff currently working on an agreed market research programme. • Travel and subsistence cost (rate € 200 per person per day) for the same staff. • Internal costs incurred in test marketing of products/services in new markets. State Aid Limits •Maximum grant of 50% up to € 80,000 on eligible costs from 01/01/02 forward (£60,000 to 31/12/01).
    Sector of Activity:
    other
  • Apply for grant funding to further improve the sustainability of Ireland’s lobster stocks.
    Geographical Coverage: National
    Budget: 
    Two levels of grant aid will be offered to individual or group applications for: Solely vessels 12m or less and using non-towed gear • Individual applications – 70% • Group applications – 75% In certain circumstances, agreed in advance with the managing authority, these rates may be increased to a maximum of 80%. Vessels greater than 12m and less than 15m • Individual applications – 50% • Group applications – 60%
    Sector of Activity:
    Fish for human consumption
  • Feasibility grants are designed to assist the promoter with researching market demand for a product or service and examining its sustainability. 
    Geographical Coverage: Regional
    Budget: 
    The maximum Feasibility Study Grant payable for the S&E Region shall be 50% of the investment or €15,000 whichever is the lesser. The maximum Feasibility Study Grant payable for the BMW Region shall be 60% of the investment or €15,000 whichever is the lesser.
    Sector of Activity:
    other
  • This initiative aims to assist SME’s to disseminate information about and to obtain market data on their products by providing support towards the cost of the first time participation in a particular trade fair or exhibition.
    Geographical Coverage: National
    Budget: 
    €65,000 per firm up to end 2006, as per notification to the European Union
    Sector of Activity:
    other
  • This application should be used for projects relating to: • innovation in fisheries • improving the value of your fishery products, improving the quality of your fishery products, or how to use unwanted catches
    Geographical Coverage: National
    Budget: 
    As described in guidance
    Sector of Activity:
    Fish for animal feeding
    Fish for human consumption
    Prevent and protect against illegal movement of people and goods
    Protection of habitats
    Traceability and security of goods supply chains
  • A Priming Grant is a business start-up grant, available to micro enterprises within the first 18 months of start-up.
    Geographical Coverage: Regional
    Budget: 
    The maximum Priming Grant payable shall be 50% of the investment or €150,000 whichever is the lesser.
    Sector of Activity:
    other
  • Os apoios previstos no presente regime têm como finalidade reforçar a competitividade das empresas integradas no sector da transformação dos produtos da pesca e da aquicultura, nomeadamente promovendo a eficiência energética, fomentando a inovação e potenciando a valorização dos produtos e a melhori
    Geographical Coverage: National
    Budget: 
    n/a
    Sector of Activity:
    Fish for animal feeding
    Fish for human consumption
    Marine aquaculture
  • This application should be used for projects relating to: • innovation in fisheries • conservation measures and regional cooperation • innovation linked to the conservation of marine biological resources • protection and restoration of marine biodiversity • inland fishing
    Geographical Coverage: National
    Budget: 
    As described in guidance
    Sector of Activity:
    Fish for animal feeding
    Fish for human consumption
    Prevent and protect against illegal movement of people and goods
  • The Business Expansion grant is designed to assist the business in its growth phase after the initial 18 month start-up period.  
    Geographical Coverage: Regional
    Budget: 
    The maximum Business Expansion Grant payable shall be 50% of the investment or €150,000 whichever is the lesser
    Sector of Activity:
    other

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