Thursday, 25 October 2018

Ceisteanna (194)

Bernard Durkan

Ceist:

194. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation the extent to which various sponsored funding remains available to small and medium enterprises; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [44590/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Business)

Enterprise Ireland (EI) provides sponsorships for a number of national and regional events such as conferences, seminars and awards for entrepreneurs and SMEs. Decisions on initiatives to be sponsored are made on a case by case basis where the business case for such sponsorships is aligned to the EI strategy of Building Scale and Expanding Reach. The sponsorships can vary by sector and type each year and every sponsorship application is evaluated and approved by an internal Enterprise Ireland Committee.

Applications for sponsorship funding from the Local Enterprise Offices (LEOs) are also considered on a case by case basis and must be aligned to the LEOs strategic objectives.