4th May 2021

New round of ‘Online Retail Funding Scheme’ launched by Enterprise Ireland


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.

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