€2.8 million has been allocated towards three projects benefitting local enterprises in Kerry.
Under the Regional Enterprise Development Fund, the Vista Agri Hub is to get €1.8 million, the BNest Social Initiative DAC will benefit from €603,000, with the CIT Consortium Projects DAC being given €336,000.
The Vista Agri Hub takes in Kerry, Cork, Waterford and Tipperary; its aim is to empower the next generation of agri-tech entrepreneurs.
BNest takes in counties Kerry, Limerick, Cork, Clare and Tipperary; the initiative assists businesses seeking social impact to achieve viability.
CIT Consortium takes in Kerry and Cork and aims to increase the number of start-ups coming from the undergraduate student population in the South West.
Kerry Fine Gael Senator Paul Coghlan is welcoming the funding.