Jenny Beresford from Dungarvan Chamber expressed her delight at the windfall as the event is free to members but attracts a charge €10 to non-members. 

“Once the word got out that all the major funding agencies were going to be in Dungarvan on the morning of March 31st the phones were hopping with businesses looking to learn more about the funding streams available through agencies such as Rikon, Enterprise Ireland and the Department of Social Protection.  But we quickly started to notice that more than half the companies and organisations booking were non Chamber members.  We are delighted that they recognise the opportunity, and we look forward to getting to know them better and telling them about the many benefits of being Chamber members, not just the free entry to events like these.”

Members of the Chamber who have not already booked are encouraged to do so as availability is limited.

President of Dungarvan Chamber Christine O’Donovan explained the types of funding available.

“Perhaps you’re a retailer who wants to repaint the signage over your shop?  Maybe you want to rebrand completely but can’t justify the costs involved?  There’s a fund for that through Forfás.

If a part time staff member would allow you to concentrate more time on marketing your business then there’s assistance through the Dept. of Social Protection to get extra help for no extra outlay.

We are inviting people to come hear how their tax euro can be returned to them through grant aiding and funding. They will also have the opportunity to set up a one on one meeting with the agencies most relevant to their needs.

This seminar is already over 50% filled and places are limited. We have had an amazing reaction from non-Chamber members and have bookings from as far as Limerick & Dublin! Members and non-members are invited to come along to the Part Hotel from 8.30 to 11am on Tuesday March 31st to find out more”.

Anyone interested in attending can contact the Chamber Office on Tel 058 45054 or email info@dungarvanchamber.ieto secure a place now!