Start Ups

Here you will find details on how Údarás can assist you to start your own business. You will also find general information on how to start your own business.


Údarás na Gaeltachta has helped hundreds of people start their own business. We can provide the advice, financial assistance and other resources that will prepare you to run a sustainable business.


Successful businesses are a combination of inspiration, planning, resources and hard work. Talk to us about your idea and we’ll see where we can be of assistance to you. We can also put you in touch with other organisations you may find useful.


We provide a range of financial assistance schemes that may be applicable to you. Not all projects will qualify for financial aid, but we’ll do all we can to help, including assisting with your business plan and financial projections.


Feasibility study grants are available to allow you to assess the viability of your business idea. Up to half the costs incurred during the investigation stage may be reimbursed. Costs that may be covered include preparation of your business plan and financial projections, wages, expenses, travel and subsistence, development of product prototype, market research and other overheads.


Whether you’re looking for training for your future staff or management training for yourself, you may qualify for financial assistance. We can also inform you about relevant courses and organisations.


We can assist you with your workspace requirements, whether you need office space, a workshop or manufacturing premises.


Will the market want what your business is offering? We can provide financial assistance and advice to help you research your market so you can determine the actual potential of your business.