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Revenue tax schemes

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Find out more about the tourism tax schemes funded by Revenue.

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Supporting SMEs

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Access an online guide to help Irish start-ups and small businesses navigate the range of Government supports.

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Funding

We support and encourage the promotion of Ireland as a high-quality and competitive tourist destination through the following funding schemes:

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Ireland Based Inbound Agents Business Continuity Scheme

Fund introduced to assist Republic of Ireland based Inbound Tour Operators who package, sell and market Ireland’s tourism product overseas and have suffered significant losses as a result of COVID-19. 

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Conference financial support schemes

If you are bringing an international conference to Ireland, our dedicated Meet In Ireland team will assist you with your bid.

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Restart Grant Plus for B&Bs

As part of the July Jobs Stimulus Package, the Government announced funding of up to €8 million in grants to support B&Bs (Bed and Breakfast) impacted by COVID-19.Application now closed.

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COVID-19 Adaptation Fund

The €26m COVID-19 Adaptation Fund for tourism and hospitality businesses was announced as part of the July stimulus package. The Adaptation Fund is closed to new applications from all businesses.

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Festivals Innovation Programme

Due to limitations and challenges affecting the festivals and events industry and the broader tourism sector in these exceptional times, this fund has been temporarily suspended.

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New 2019 Platforms for Growth Investment Programme

New Fáilte Ireland Capital Investment Programme for Immersive Heritage and Cultural Experiences.

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Grants Scheme for Large Tourism Projects 2016

Fáilte Ireland launched a grants scheme for large capital projects in mid-2016. Fáilte Ireland has now allocated funding to 20 projects that were successful at Stage 1 under this scheme.

Funding for startups

There is no direct funding available from Fáilte Ireland for business startups at this time.

You can learn more about funding opportunities through the following resources: