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Funding Available from IDA for Training/Consulting Supports

by Joe Aherne

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Are you an IDA backed Small and Medium Enterprise located in Ireland?

The Department of Business, Enterprise, and Innovation and its Agencies, working with Ireland’s service providers, has developed supports to help companies respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. These supports cover management consulting and training of staff under a government backed Business Continuity Support (BCS) and is targeted at IDA small and medium companies located in Ireland.

The BCS details are as follows:

  • A fund of €29,700 is available for improvement training and consulting resulting from COVID 19.
  • It is 100% grant aided by the Industrial Development Authority (IDA).
  • Leading Edge Group gets paid directly by the IDA at the end of the assignment.
  • The application process involves a discussion with your IDA representative (to check eligibility) and an online application form is then submitted to the IDA for approval.
  • There is a deadline of the 30th of March after which the fund ceases.

We have been supporting Foreign Direct Investment companies in Ireland since 1995 with operations in Ireland, Canada, and Australia. Look forward to discussing your requirements and how we can help add value in areas such as supply chain optimisation, streamlining of processes, Agile training, change management and business strategy. Please contact Joe Aherne, CEO, at

Or get in touch with us by clicking here and filling out a short contact form.

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Joe Aherne

CEO of Leading Edge Group

Joe qualified as a Certified Public Accountant in 1982. It was a decision that reaped great benefits for Joe, providing him with an international recognized qualification which allowed him to follow in his father and grandfathers’ footsteps who had both worked and lived abroad. Having qualified as a CPA, Joe took up financial positions in the Middle East and UK.

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