Building Your Business
Who can apply?

The following eligibility criteria apply:

  • The company is located within the eligible region deemed as the East Border Region


  • The company can vary in size from micro to small-medium sized enterprises


  • Participants must be in a position to commit to the Programme of activity which will involve an approximate 10-12 (2.5-3-hour) meeting every month. There may be additional opportunities for training and/or mentoring throughout the 12-month programme.


  • The SME Participants of the PLATO EBR Programme must be deemed in a position to avail of the part-funded European Union PLATO EBR Programme as per the State Aid regulations (De Minimus Declaration where the maximum amount of De Minimis aid that an undertaking (individual company or company group) can receive within a 3 year fiscal period is €200,000). A declaration from the participating company will be required prior to joining the Programme.


  • The SME Participants of the PLATO EBR Programme will be expected to pay a small annual membership fee which will contribute to the ERDF Matched funding requirement.


If you are unsure about your eligibility, please contact us

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