DNP’s experienced Enterprise Team and Business Mentors will guide you through the steps required to turn your idea into a business venture by providing a range of business supports.

Enterprise Supports


General advice and support for people from our catchment area who are considering self-employment or who are currently running a small business.


An initial group meeting to introduce people to the various supports available to those hoping to start their own business.

A variety of practical enterprise training courses.​


Assistance and advice on taxation, including tax registration, for sole traders and partnerships.


Assistance with the preparation of a business plan.


Advice in applying for the Back to Work Enterprise Allowance Scheme (BTWEA) and the Short-Term Enterprise Allowance Scheme.


Business mentoring support.

Enterprise Training Courses

DNP run, throughout the year, a range of practical business courses. Examples include:

Back To Work Enterprise Allowance & Short-Term Enterprise Allowance Schemes

Both schemes offer support to unemployed individuals who are moving into self- employment by allowing them to retain a portion of their social welfare payments for a maximum of 2 years. DNP assist with, and assess, applications for these schemes on behalf of the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection.

For more information please contact
David Orford or Shane Callanan 


Head Office

Rosehill House, Finglas Road, Finglas, Dublin 11

Dublin North West Area Partnership CLG T/A Dublin Northwest Partnership, Registered; in Ireland No: 219145 Charitable Status No. CHY 20032050