Bord Bia provides financial support to Irish food, drink and horticulture companies through our Marketing Assistance and Step Change programmes.

Both initiatives can enhance the competitiveness of your business by helping you take the next step in your growth progression. The MAP assists you in establishing a foothold in new and emerging niche markets, while the SCP funds significant new projects which have the potential to impact strongly on your company’s growth levels. In 2018 a total of €799,000 was approved for 160 MAP applicants with a further €165,000 approved for four companies under SCP. Activities eligible for support include participation at trade fairs and exhibitions, marketing, design, new product development, and quality measures.

Don’t miss the opportunity in 2019. Details of grant opportunities for 2019 will be made available in mid-November 2018, with applications ending 31 January 2019. Please note, for those wishing to exhibit or travel to trade fairs in mid to late January, your application must be received in advance of activities taking place. Please contact your sector manager to discuss a possible application, or see for further information.

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