Online Retail Grants Up For Grabs

05 Jun 2019 | 02.47 pm

Online Retail Grants Up For Grabs

Funding from €10,000 to €25,000

05 Jun 2019 | 02.47 pm

Business minister Heather Humphreys  (pictured) has announced grant aid totalling €1.25m to encourage online retailers to accelerate and upgrade their online presences.

The Online Retail Scheme is administered by Enterprise Ireland, and successful applicants will receive from €10,000 to €25,000 to fund research, strategy development, implementation and training in operating an online shop.

Applications are being accepted until July 31.

Applicants must be Irish-owned retail businesses that have a physical retail outlet. Applicants must already have an online presence, whether website or social media, and employ at least 20 people.

Successful applicants will be awarded funding to a maximum of 50% of the project costs, with a minimum grant of €10,000. Therefore applications which do not propose company expenditure on the project of a minimum of €20,000 will be considered ineligible.

Eligible costs include the salary of a senior internal project champion in the applicant company to work with an external consultant on the project; the fees to external consultants to develop a digital strategy and further develop and enhance the company’s transactional website or online presence; and fees for staff  training required to develop and implement an online retail operation.

Further information on the scheme and details of how to apply are available here. 

 

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