Companies looking to undertake a LeanPlus project over a medium-term period can apply to Enterprise Ireland or the IDA for a Business Process Improvement Grant to support the costs of the LeanPlus Assignment. The LeanPlus project is designed to assist organisations in further progress their capability in Lean business improvement methodologies.
Internal Project Champion
An Internal Project Champion is assessed by Enterprise Ireland/IDA and is an approved Manager in your company. He/she will be responsible for driving continuous measurable improvement and efficiencies relating to the Business Process Improvement assignment being applied for. There are a maximum of 3 Internal Champions allowed and the maximum support is up to €50,000 i.e. 100 days salary per Internal Project Champion to a maximum daily rate of €200. Internal Champion costs must not exceed external trainer/consultancy costs or €50,000 whichever is the lesser. Receipt of other grants from Enterprise Ireland may impact on your company’s eligibility for support under this initiative.
External Trainers & Consultants
The costs of hiring a specialist external trainer/consultant to input into or undertake the proposed Business Process Improvement Assignment are eligible. The consultancy rate per day is to be inclusive of travel and subsistence and all out-of-pocked expenses. The maximum consultancy rate is €900 per day.
“ETAC deliver a very good course. It is easy to understand and easy to implement into any working environment. So, overall our company has benefitted from now having staff that can solve problems very quickly when they arise. As a result, this saving the company time and money.”
“I think it opens your eyes when you step back and look at the process unfold from start to finish. It helps you understand the wastes and the non-productive side of business. It shows you the rewards that can be achieved and makes everybody’s job better for the future.”