80 Fingal small businesses approved by local business office for funding


The Fingal Local Business Office (LEO Fingal) hosted a networking event on Friday, July 1 to celebrate local businesses that were approved for funding in the first half of 2022.

Fingal County Council Chief Executive AnnMarie Farrelly, together with Fingal Business Leader Oisín Geoghegan, presented grant winners with certificates confirming that their businesses are supported by LEO Fingal with funding provided by the Irish government co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund.

The companies were among more than 80 companies approved in the last 6 months for Business Seed Grants (for start-ups), Innovation Grants, Business Expansion Grants, Business Development Vouchers. e-exchange and exporter development grants, all aimed at stimulating business and job creation.

The Local Enterprise Office has reported a significant increase in business start-up and expansion applications since restrictions were lifted in early 2022, with some 80 Fingal small businesses securing funding totaling €714,000.

Approved companies are spread across the Fingal county and are the source of many innovative ideas, services and sustainable products, including export-oriented companies involved in: food production, agro -technology, the manufacture of recyclable cups and containers, online educational tools and applications, production of jewelry, perfumes, luxury personal products and many others.

As part of the supports provided to businesses, Fingal Local Enterprise Office also promotes a Green for Micro initiative to help businesses improve their green footprint and contribute positively to sustainable solutions for climate change and our planet.

Announcing the latest grant approvals for Fingal’s businesses, AnnMarie Farrelly, Chief Executive of Fingal County Council, said: “I am delighted to congratulate our Fingal’s entrepreneurs on their achievements, particularly over the past two very difficult.

“It is heartening to see the resilience, innovation and determination shown by businesses in Fingal’s territory. It’s a positive day for Fingal’s businesses and we’re very excited to be part of their journey.

Oisín Geoghegan, Business Leader at Fingal, further added: “Despite the challenges facing local businesses in the face of soaring costs and threats to their competitiveness, many exciting start-ups are emerging this year and it is great to see the large number of companies investing in their future growth.

“We are delighted that the Local Enterprise Office can play a crucial role in supporting and enabling this growth.”

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