New National Enterprise Hub will help businesses access Government supports

The National Enterprise Hub has been launched (July 10th), focused on helping businesses access a range of Government supports.

The Hub brings together information and resources on over 180 Government supports from 19 different Departments and State Agencies which can be accessed through the new online hub ( or by speaking to a member of the team of advisors by phone or via live chat.

This free service will make it easier for entrepreneurs to access and avail of supports across a range of sectors. Information on grants, funding, loans and expert advice is available in a range of areas, including retail, tourism and hospitality, food and beverages. The Hub also aims to engage small businesses who have yet to avail of Government support.

Source of Government supports

“Running a business isn’t easy, but accessing government supports should be,” said Conor O’Donovan, Head of the National Enterprise Hub, Enterprise Ireland. “Our research shows that small businesses are facing many challenges including rising costs, attracting and retaining talent and not having the time to focus on the future of their business.

“The National Enterprise Hub is a new single source of government supports for businesses. From simple, easy-to-access grants, to expert advice and training, we’ve brought all of this information together in one place and have a helpful team of experts and advisors who will guide businesses every step of the way.”

National Enterprise Hub reach

This initiative is funded by the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment and operated by Enterprise Ireland.

The Hub also involves the Departments of Finance, Social Protection, Agriculture, Food and the Marine. It also involves Local Enterprise Offices, IDA Ireland, InterTradeIreland, SEAI, Fáilte Ireland, Skillnet Ireland, Bord Bia, Design and Crafts Council Ireland, Microfinance Ireland, Strategic Banking Corporation of Ireland, Teagasc, Údarás na Gaeltachta, Solas, and the Western Development Commission.

The Hub team can be contacted through the website ( or by phone (01 727 2100), where users can engage directly with an advisor.