New Enterprise Incentive Scheme (NEIS)

People interested in running a new small business may be eligible to participate in the New Enterprise Incentive Scheme (NEIS), delivered as part of jobactive.

What is NEIS?

NEIS provides accredited training, business mentoring and support to help individuals start their own business. NEIS is delivered by a network of 21 providers nationally.

A total of 8,600 NEIS places are available each financial year.

NEIS provides people with:

– accredited small business training
– mentoring and support in the first year of their new business
– income support (NEIS Allowance) for up to 39 weeks (if eligible) and
– NEIS Rental Assistance for up to 26 weeks (if eligible)