Evolve Strategic Planning grant

Enterprise Ireland

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The Evolve Strategic Planning Grant assists businesses to develop a strategic response to address business disruption

The  Evolve Strategic Planning Grant offers up to €5,000 (50% grant aid) in support to Enterprise Ireland supported companies to help cover costs associated with a short assignment to determine how the company might respond to the threats and opportunities that have arisen as a result of changes to the trading environment.

These activities might involve:

  • Researching opportunities as the market evolves and changes
  • Exploring the product and service innovation elements of the business
  • Reviewing commercial aspects of the business, including costs, pricing and logistical arrangements
  • Exploring approaches to optimise supply chains
  • Scenario planning for markets over the next 2-3 years
  • Analysing the challenges of operating in affected markets
  • Reviewing challenges affecting the current business strategy, priorities and operating models.

Legal Basis This offer shall be administered in accordance with Industrial Development Act 1986 and Section 7 (2) of the Industrial Development (Enterprise Ireland) Act 1998.

State Aid Basis The State aid basis of this offer is: Commission Regulation (EU) No 1407/2013 of 18 December 2013. Under the De Minimis Regulation (Regulation (EU) No 1407/2013) the maximum De minimis funding any single recipient can receive from the Irish State is €200,000 over a three-year period.


The grant is open to existing clients of Enterprise Ireland that meet the following criteria:

  • HPSU (>5 Full time employee), SME or large company
  • Actively trading
  • Engaged in eligible activities
  • Have been impacted by business disruption.

Clients of Udarás na Gaeltachta should apply directly to that agency which has a similar offer available.

Eligible Costs:

  • Fees of external consultants to cover the following areas: Strategy, market development, innovation, operations, people and finance.
  • Employee international travel and travel expenses related to the research project.

You can apply via the Enterprise Ireland Online Application System.

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20 April 2023