Building Your Business
How does EU Funding Work?

2 May 2017

Small businesses, and PLATO companies are no different, have often questioned how the funding systems operate in context of their business and what does it mean for 'wee ME'.

Here is a short overview of European Structural and Investment Funds and How they are used in Ireland


The European Structural & Investment Funds support economic development across all of the European Union.

These Funds make up over half of the European Union’s budget. Here in Ireland these funds will be used, together with Irish Government and Local Authority funding, to invest €6.2 Billion in the 2014-2020 period.

The Funds work together to invest in education, research and job creation to help create a sustainable and healthy economy across the whole of the country. They are also spent on protecting our environment, and on supporting rural and coastal communities.

More information on these funds available here

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