Grants of up to €5,000 will be provided to Enterprise Ireland (EI) client companies to help them to assess the impact of Brexit on their business and prepare an action plan.

Enterprise Ireland’s “Be Prepared” grant is designed for SMEs who would benefit from further research and the use of external expertise in developing their Brexit action plan.

What can companies use the grant for?

Companies must use the grant to assess their readiness and investigate such things as the feasibility of diversifying into new markets and market segments; investment in innovation; improvement in operational competitiveness; and/or enhancement of strategic financial capability. The grant can be used to help cover consultancy, travel and out of pocket expenses associated with researching the action plan.

Is your company eligible for the “Be Prepared” grant?

You must be an Enterprise Ireland client who

  • Is actively trading
  • Has significant exports to the UK
  • Has completed EI’s Brexit SME Scorecard, which helps businesses assess business readiness across six areas— business strategy, operations, sales and marketing, finance, innovation, and people and management