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Sustainability Grants

Whether you’re navigating the early stages of entrepreneurship or steering an established enterprise, our commitment to sustainability spans across diverse industries. We provide a spectrum of equity investments and tailored grants, guiding businesses through every stage of their growth. Discover the profound benefits, from increased cost savings to enhanced corporate image, as you embrace a greener approach for a brighter future. From energy audits to carbon footprint assessments, these grants are designed to empower your organisation’s sustainability endeavours.



Explore Grants supports to discover the perfect fit for your business needs:

Enterprises with 1-50 employees, turnover >€30,000 annually, and
trading for over 6 months.

Developing a sustainability/decarbonization strategy, aligning with
reporting frameworks, energy-saving assessments.

€1,800 (Includes 2 days consultancy services at €900 daily rate).

SMEs with an energy spend >€10,000/annum.

Site audit, report of energy reduction measures, contributes to calculating carbon footprint.


HPSU, small, medium, or large Enterprise Ireland or Údarás na Gaeltachta clients.

Developing sustainability strategies, circular economy action plans, and understanding circular economy relevance.

€1,800 (Includes 2 days consultancy services at €900 daily rate).

LEO clients, HPSU, small, medium, or large clients of Enterprise Ireland or IDA.

Environmental Management Systems, life cycle assessment, carbon footprinting, sustainability benchmarking, and more.

Projects up to €6,300 (Includes 7 days consultancy services at €900 daily rate). The maximum grant funding available from Enterprise Ireland is €5,000.

Small, medium, or large clients of Enterprise Ireland or IDA.

Medium-scale sustainability training and consultancy projects, salary coverage for project team members.

€100,000 (Up to 50% of eligible costs up to a maximum of €50,000).

HPSUs, SMEs & Large companies with projects of strategic importance.

Carbon reduction roadmaps, decarbonization plans, sustainability strategies.

Up to €35,000 (Up to 50% of the costs incurred in hiring a consultant).

All organisations planning energy investment projects.

EED Expert consultation, feasibility studies, benchmarking studies, energy modelling.

Up to €3,000,000 per project (grant levels vary depending on company size).


The journey of applying for available grants can be complex, but with the support of Antaris Consulting, the process becomes seamlessly guided. Antaris Consulting offers comprehensive mentoring throughout the application process, ensuring aspiring grantees receive adept guidance. Our experienced mentors provide personalized support, assisting in refining project concepts, navigating application requirements, and enhancing proposal development. This collaborative mentorship not only demystifies the intricacies of grant applications but also significantly improves the chances of success. With Antaris Consulting’s commitment to excellence, applicants can confidently navigate the grant landscape, armed with the insights and expertise needed to secure valuable funding opportunities.

About grants

Seize the opportunity to make your business more sustainable and environmentally friendly with these grants.

Investing in sustainability not only contributes to a better planet but also enhances your brand reputation. Take the first step towards a greener future by exploring and leveraging these grants today. If you have any questions or need assistance in the application process, feel free to reach out. Let’s build a sustainable future together!


A sustainable business approach has multifaceted advantages, such as heightened cost savings, optimised resource utilization (e.g., reduced energy, water, and material consumption), diminished environmental impact, and lower greenhouse gas emissions. This transition also unlocks opportunities for enhanced value in your products and services, cultivating improved customer access and bolstering corporate image and reputation. Additionally, fortifies your business against climate change impacts by integrating resilient strategies.

Objectives and mission

Our mission is to drive positive change through sustainable practices and innovation. Committed to fostering a greener future, our objectives revolve around promoting environmental responsibility, reducing carbon footprints, and creating value for businesses. We aim to empower organizations to embrace sustainability seamlessly, enhancing their resilience and contributing to a global ecosystem that prioritizes long-term environmental well-being.

Eligibility criteria

Eligibility criteria vary, and specific details can be obtained by reaching out directly to our local office. Interested businesses are encouraged to inquire about application procedures, general qualifications, and any relevant considerations. It is important for enterprises seeking assistance to connect with our local office, ensuring accurate and up-to-date information on the available support programs. Please note that you will need to enquire with the funding authorities to determine specific eligibility criteria.

Application process

Depending on the grant or funding you wish to apply for, we would recommend that you engage with the relevant advisors in Enterprise Ireland, the Local Enterprise Office or the SEAI. The application process will vary across the respective grants.

Documentation requirements

The documentation requirements will vary across the respective grants. Typically, the business requesting the grant will need to provide general company information, a brief synopsis of what the grant funding will be used for and the intended outcomes from the grant support.


Ecological responsibility for the environment, social responsibility and heightened profitability. By offering financial support, strategic guidance, and tailored mentoring, these grants transcend traditional funding models. Enterprises witness substantial benefits, from increased cost savings and resource efficiency to a reduced environmental footprint. The grants not only elevate the intrinsic value of products and services but also enhance access to customers, fostering an improved corporate image. Furthermore, businesses fortified with Sustainability Grants exhibit increased resilience to climate change impacts, positioning them as pioneers in sustainable practices and champions of positive environmental change.

Positive environmental impact

The Positive environmental impact of Sustainability Grants radiates through reduced carbon footprints, resource efficiency, and eco-friendly business practices. By fostering a shift towards sustainability, businesses supported by these grants contribute to mitigating climate change impacts. From adopting energy-efficient technologies to minimizing waste and emissions, grant recipients pioneer environmentally conscious initiatives. This positive influence extends beyond individual businesses, creating a ripple effect that resonates across communities. By embracing greener policies encouraged by Sustainability Grants, companies not only enhance their own operations but also become catalysts for broader environmental awareness and positive change

Case Study

Explore firsthand accounts of businesses that have harnessed the power of Sustainability Grants to elevate their operations and make a lasting positive impact. These stories showcase the transformative journey undertaken by enterprises, underscoring the real-world benefits and the potential for innovation and growth when businesses align with sustainable practices.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the Sustainability grants in Ireland?

Environmental grants in Ireland are typically provided by government agencies, non-profit organizations, and private foundations to support initiatives that aim to protect and enhance the environment. These grants may cover a wide range of projects, including conservation, biodiversity, sustainable development, climate change mitigation, and environmental education.

Enterprise Ireland, the Irish government agency responsible for supporting the development of Irish businesses, primarily focuses on grants and supports that contribute to the growth and internationalisation of Irish enterprises. Here are some of the types of sustainability supports provided by Enterprise Ireland:

  • Enterprise emissions reduction investment fund – energy monitoring and tracking systems 
  • Climate Action Voucher 
  • GreenStart 
  • GreenPlus 
  • GradStart

Ireland’s green policy, encapsulated in its Climate Action Plan, aspires to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 51% by 2030 and achieve net-zero emissions by 2050, aligning with the 2020 Programme for Government. This commitment is part of a broader strategy that includes carbon pricing, renewable energy targets, and support for electric vehicles. Ireland’s green policy, encompassed in its Climate Action Plan also focuses on reducing greenhouse gas emissions, achieving 80% renewable electricity by 2030, and promoting electric vehicles. The National Development Plan allocates funds for sustainable infrastructure, while biodiversity conservation and a circular economy are also prioritized. Ireland, in tandem with the EU Green Deal, emphasizes a low-carbon, climate-resilient future, making strides in renewable energy, waste reduction, and overall environmental sustainability.

The climate planning fund for business is designed to assist companies in their transition toward a low-carbon and resource-efficient future. It specifically focuses on providing financial support for digital and climate transformation projects. These projects are financed through the European Union’s Recovery and Resilience Facility, which operates within the framework of Ireland’s National Recovery and Resilience Plan (NRRP) spanning the years 2021 to 2026. The funding aims to empower businesses to embrace sustainability measures, enhance their resilience, and contribute to both economic recovery and the broader goals of environmental conservation.

Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications, Eamon Ryan, kick-started 2024 with the launch of a €27 million fund, earmarked for local organizations fostering low-carbon communities. This mega-fund, a combination of a €24 million national Climate Action Fund allocation and an additional €3 million from the Shared Island Fund for cross-border initiatives, will be administered by local authorities. Larger local projects can receive up to €100,000 over 18 months, with flexibility for smaller programs. Funding prioritizes projects aligned with national climate and energy targets across key themes.

The Climate Action Fund in Ireland is a significant financial initiative aimed at supporting projects and initiatives that contribute to climate action and sustainability. Established as part of the National Development Plan, the Climate Action Fund allocates funding to initiatives that help reduce greenhouse gas emissions and promote climate resilience.

Local Enterprise Offices (LEOs) play a crucial role in fostering the growth of small businesses at the local level. They provide a wide range of financial support specifically designed for enterprises with up to ten employees. This support includes feasibility studies, priming and expansion grants, as well as assistance for micro-exporters. Additional support covers areas such as research, innovation, Brexit assistance, microfinance loans, online trading vouchers, and energy efficiency grants. It’s worth noting that, under certain criteria, businesses with more than ten employees may also be eligible. These adaptable supports are geared towards empowering both existing and potential clients of LEOs.

Common eligibility criteria for green grants for micro-enterprises may include:

  • Size of the Business: Micro-enterprises, often defined as those employing fewer than 10 people, are generally the primary target for LEO green grants.
  • Nature of the Project: The project proposed by the business should align with environmental sustainability or green practices. This could include initiatives related to energy efficiency, waste reduction, sustainable sourcing, or eco-friendly product development.
  • Business Sector: Some green grants may be sector-specific, focusing on industries with significant environmental impact or those with potential for green innovation.
  • Location: Grants may be available for businesses located in specific regions or areas identified for targeted support.

The initiative is accessible to micro-enterprises with up to ten employees, excluding those engaged in activities deemed ineligible by Local Enterprise Offices. Examples of ineligible activities encompass primary agricultural businesses, adult entertainment, gambling (including ‘gaming’ as defined in the Gaming and Lotteries Act 1956), and the production of unauthorized cannabis-based products or tobacco. To be eligible, businesses should have an annual turnover exceeding €30,000, be in operation for over six months, and operate independently without multiple applications for companies within holding groups, franchises, or linked entities. This ensures a fair and focused application process for qualifying micro-enterprises.

Local Enterprise Offices (LEOs) aid self-employed individuals through diverse initiatives. They offer training programs, mentorship, and advisory services, empowering entrepreneurs with skills and guidance. Financial supports, including grants and loans, assist in business establishment and growth. LEOs facilitate networking opportunities, connecting self-employed individuals with peers and professionals. Market research resources and the Online Trading Voucher Scheme enhance online presence. LEOs also provide vital assistance in developing robust business plans and navigating export markets. With a focus on comprehensive support, LEOs play a pivotal role in fostering the success of self-employed individuals in Ireland.

A SEAI grant, provided by the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland, supports energy efficiency improvements in homes and businesses. Eligibility varies depending on the specific grant program but generally includes homeowners, landlords, businesses, community groups, and public sector bodies. Homeowners may qualify for grants to upgrade insulation, and heating systems, or install renewable energy technologies. Businesses can access grants for energy-saving projects, such as lighting upgrades or heating system improvements.

The Climate Action Voucher in Ireland is a financial incentive offered to businesses and community groups to promote sustainable practices and reduce carbon emissions.  The Climate Action Voucher in Ireland offers eligible companies up to 2 days of specialised technical or advisory support, along with €1,800 in funding, to develop an initial sustainability or decarbonization action plan. The voucher program supports Ireland’s efforts to combat climate change by facilitating the transition to a low-carbon economy.

The EI Strategic Consultancy Grant provides funding up to 50% of the costs incurred in hiring a consultant to a maximum grant amount of €35,000 to eligible companies for strategic consultancy services aimed at enhancing competitiveness and growth.

The green transition in Ireland refers to the country’s shift towards a more sustainable and environmentally friendly economy. It encompasses the challenge of achieving a 51% reduction in emissions by 2030, requiring fundamental changes across all sectors. The Green Transition Fund, part of Ireland’s National Recovery and Resilience Plan funded by the EU, supports Irish enterprises in their decarbonization efforts.

The GreenStart grant supports businesses in adopting sustainable practices to enhance environmental performance, drive competitiveness, and reduce costs. It can fund initiatives such as implementing environmental management systems, developing decarbonization strategies, and aligning practices with sustainability reporting standards. The grant provides up to €5,000 to cover the costs of hiring an environmental consultant for a 7-day in-company assignment, making it ideal for businesses aiming to achieve cost and resource savings through environmental best practices.

The GreenPlus grant facilitates medium-scale training projects led by environmental experts to enhance sustainability in businesses. It aims to establish continuous improvement systems, align with international standards, and increase resilience to climate change. Eligible activities include developing comprehensive climate change plans, with grant funds covering part of the salary costs for up to 10 project team members driving environmental best practices. These 12-month projects empower companies to embed sustainability practices and foster environmental improvement.

The Enterprise Emissions Reduction Investment Fund, under Ireland’s Green Transition Fund, supports businesses in decarbonization efforts as part of the National Recovery and Resilience Plan. It assists companies at various stages of their journey, from planning to investing in research and innovation. The fund particularly targets companies using fossil fuels, encouraging the adoption of carbon abatement technologies to reduce emissions from manufacturing combustion processes

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