Bord Bia has announced a new fund for small food, drink and horticulture businesses. Details of the €400, 000 'Step Change Programme' were shared with the 170 small businesses attending Bord Bia's annual Small Business Open Day. The grant scheme is aimed at companies with a turnover between €100,000 and €5 million, trying to boost their businesses. Bord Bia expects the 'Step Change Programme' to benefit at least eight high potential Irish businesses with individual grants of up to €50,000 in the coming year.
Tara McCarthy, Bord Bia's Director of Food and Beverages commented on the scheme that,"This new enhanced grants programme has been designed to assist progressive small food, drink and horticulture companies to fund a significant project that will positively impact the company's growth."
"Applicants must demonstrate new, innovative developments and activities, which will involve a considerable departure for the company, for example, a product launch on a new export market, establishing a new route to market or launching a new brand range" she added.
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