27th September 2012

Fine Gael TD for Kildare North, Anthony Lawlor, is encouraging small businesses in need of funding to apply to the Microfinance Fund which will be open for business from Monday next, 1st October. This funding will be available to companies across all sectors which have been rejected a loan by a conventional bank. This will give a kick start to many struggling businesses and the overall fund is expected to create 7,700 jobs over its lifetime.

“I appeal to any start up companies, sole traders and existing microenterprises, who employ up to ten people and are seeking loans of up to €25,000 to contact the County Enterprise Board from next Monday for further information and application forms. The contact details for Kildare County Enterprise Board are tel: 045 861707 or email info@kildareceb.ie.”