With grants of up to €40,000, Enterprise Ireland has launched a new round o Online Retail Scheme
The Department of Enterprise Trade and Employment (DETE) has proposed a further call for Online Retail Scheme applications in response to the Covid-19 crisis and the continuing urgent need for retail companies to achieve a step change in online capability.
This is a Competitive Fund which will be administered by Enterprise Ireland on behalf of DBEI with a total fund size of €5m. Applications for funding are invited through a public call for submission of projects.
Open for Applications
Call Open date: Tuesday 4th May 2021
Call Close date: Tuesday 25th May at 12pm (noon)
Due to a high level of interest, strict adherence will be given to the deadline for receipt of applications together with statutory accounts.
The purpose of this fund is to enable Irish-owned retailers to enhance their digital capability and to develop a more competitive online offer that will enable an increase in their customer base and build a more resilient business in the domestic and global marketplace, both online and offline.
Successful applicants will be awarded funding to support a maximum of 80% of the project eligible costs with a maximum grant of €40,000.
Typical elements involved in developing a sophisticated and transactional online presence include research, consultancy costs for strategy development, implementation and training
More information on eligibility criteria and assessment is available through the link below. A starter guide on developing an online business can be downloaded here.