Lean Grant Advice

If you are based in Ireland and you are interested in boosting productivity in your business you are in luck! Our economic development agencies recognise the advantages that lean can bring and are able to provide grants starting at €5,000 to help you adopt lean in your organisation. 

At the time of writing there are three main agencies providing this support, Enterprise Ireland, IDA (Industrial Development Agency) and Local Enterprise Office. All of who serve a slightly different client base. 

List of available grants

Supporting micro and small Irish business up to 50 employees.

Application Advice

Dependent on your Local Enterprise Office, contact them for more info.

Alternatively, feel free to contact us for a advice.

Lean For Micro

This grant is intended to introduce a business to lean concepts and operate a small pilot project to prove the benefits.

Max project value:

€5,000

Business to fund:

€300-€500

LEO support:

€4,700-€4,500

5.5 consulting days

Project duration:

8-12 weeks

Supporting Irish businesses over 50 employees with a focus on exporting and high growth potential startups.

Application Advice

Applicants must be a client of Enterprise Ireland and should discuss the application with their Enterprise Ireland Adviser.

EI Lean Start

This grant is intended to introduce a business to lean concepts and operate a small pilot project to prove the benefits.

Max project value:

€6,300

Business to fund:

€1,300

EI support:

€5,000

7 consulting days

Project duration:

8-12 weeks

EI Lean Plus

This grant is intended to support businesses who want to undertake a medium-term improvement project, which will result in the sustained use of lean and measurable gains in competitiveness.

Max project value:

€100,000

Business fund:

50%

EI support:

50%

No. of consulting days not specified

Project duration:

12-24 weeks

EI Lean Transform

This grant is intended to support a large scale intensive training programme which will develop a company wide lean culture , resulting in sustained productivity improvement and growth.

 

Max project value determined by review

Business to fund:

50%, 40% or 30%

EI support:

50%, 60% or 70% 

No. of training days based on project requirements

Project duration:
12-24 months

Supporting overseas companies in Ireland who have potential to generate employment and grow the economy.

Application Advice

Applicants must be a client of the IDA and should discuss the application with their IDA Project Executive.

IDA Lean Start

This grant is intended to introduce a business to lean concepts and operate a small pilot project to prove the benefits.

Max project value:

€6,300

Business to fund:

€1,300

IDA support:

€5,000

7 consulting days

Project duration:

8-12 weeks

IDA Lean Plus

This grant is intended to support businesses who want to undertake a medium-term improvement project, which will result in the sustained use of lean and measurable gains in competitiveness.

Max project value:

€60,000

Business fund:

50%

IDA support:

50%

No. of consulting days not specified

Project duration:

12-24 weeks

IDA Lean Transform

This grant is intended to support a large scale intensive training programme which will develop a company wide lean culture , resulting in sustained productivity improvement and growth.

 

Max project value:

~€100,000

Business to fund:

determined by review

IDA support:

determined by review

No. of training days based on project requirements

Project duration:

12-24 months

If you are interested in grant funding it’s important to make contact with the relevant agency before you submit any applications, we can help connect you with the right people if you are unsure.

If you are unsure of any aspect of the grant application process or would just like some advice on your application, please get in touch and we can discuss it in confidence.

We look forward to working with you.

 

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