Sales Growth on your Doorstep

How it works

It is very straight forward to apply for Acumen funding - all we need you to do is to answer some simple questions and provide some basic information about your company.

1 Contact Us

Contact one of our Acumen Team. They will ask you some questions about your business and discuss the potential support options that may be right for your business.

2 Complete a short business proposal

Once you have spoken to our advisors, they will ask you to complete a short  Acumen Support Application form (842 KB) 

3 Approval & Assessment

Your proposal will be reviewed at a monthly Acumen meeting and if your application is approved you will be notified immediately.

Note for Enterprise Ireland Clients

  • If successful at this stage, you must then apply for an Acumen grant from your Enterprise Ireland Development Adviser in the normal way via the Online Application System. Note Pre-approval by InterTradeIreland does not guarantee approval by Enterprise Ireland.  Funding decision will be determined by need for funding and performance against previous financial support. 
  • Please note that on the Online Application System you must select Strategic Consultancy Grant for Acumen Consultancy and Acumen Prospector Grants or Key Manager Grant for Acumen Key Manager Grant.
  • Any expenditure incurred prior to receipt of the application by the Client Service Unit will not be eligible for grant aid.

4 Getting started

You will be assigned an InterTradeIreland Acumen consultant who is responsible for supporting you throughout the project.

5 Claims

Once you begin your project and the salesperson begins their role, you can claim financial assistance for eligible costs from InterTradeIreland each quarter in arrears.  These costs are outlined in more detail in our Support Options section.

If you are interested in applying, contact a member of the Acumen team.

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Yes, I want to apply

If this programme is right for you, fill out our easy Application form to register your interest.

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InterTradeIreland's Acumen programme is jointly funded by InterTradeIreland, Enterprise Ireland and Invest Northern Ireland, and supported by the Local Enterprise Offices and Údarás na Gaeltachta.