The SME Consultancy Services Grant Scheme seeks to support SMEs through the provision of assistance in the form of a non-repayable grant to cover part of the costs incurred for external consultancy services. These grants can be used to engage external consultants to draw up business plans, feasibility studies, organisation and operational reviews, and process and systems reviews. The maximum grant value under this scheme is set at €4,000 part-financing up to 80% of eligible costs.
Eligible Costs – The scheme covers consultancy services procured from external consultancy service providers registered with the Intermediate Body under the scheme. The consultancy services covered by the grant are meant to primarily address services in relation to formulating and executing the business’ business plan and feasibility study support, including assistance with sourcing financing for such business plan.