Retail and Business Supports

Retail and Business Supports

If you wish to locate your business to Meath or are looking for an alternative site we are happy to assist you in your search for the ideal location within Meath or to facilitate a meeting with our pre planning team to discuss your proposed development.

Pre Planning meetings give businesses an opportunity to seek advice on their proposed development. If you or your architect wish to speak to a planner before making a planning application you can request a pre-planning consultation sending the following documentation to us:

  • Pre – planning questionnaire 
  • Site location map scale 1:2500, with site outlined in red
  • Your legal interest in the site. If you are not the owner a letter of consent from the owner of the lands is required.
  • Local Needs Form if the pre-planning application is for a one-off rural dwelling


IDA Ireland also offer offer a lot of investment supports.


Drogheda Nurture Fund

The Drogheda Implementation Board, Louth County Enterprise Fund and Louth and Meath Local Enterprise Offices launched a new Microfinance Fund in the Drogheda and Laytown-Bettystown area in The Mill Enterprise Centre, Drogheda on 6th September 2023.

Entrepreneurs and small-business owners can apply for business loans, up to a maximum of €25,000. The loans are re-payable over a 3 to 5 year period and the interest rate is 7% per annum. The business must be based within the Drogheda Implementation Board’s designated target area, which is outlined in the adjoining map.

Applicants should express their interest in the Nurture Fund by completing a short enquiry form at or emailing or posting it to the Enterprise Fund. The supporting documents required are detailed on this website.

Meath Local Enterprise Office can be contacted at or 046 9097000

Drogheda Nurture Fund Catchment Area
Drogheda Nurture Fund Catchment Area