Thu, 5th May, 2022
Enterprise Ireland has just announced another call for its Online Retail Scheme.
A new round of the Online Retail Scheme which supports ambitious Irish based retailers looking to grow and improve sales online and to strengthen their ecommerce capabilities, has opened today.
The Scheme is being administered by Enterprise Ireland and there is €9.3m available in this round of funding.
The purpose of this funding is to help Irish-based retailers with a pre-existing online presence to:
Comparing to previous calls, this scheme has been modified in several ways, among them:
Who Can Apply?
The applicant must be an Irish based retail enterprise that has 10 or more full-time employees and has the potential to sustain or create jobs, generate growth in online transactions and with an ambition to internationalise their business in future. An application must be submitted in the name of a company registered with the Companies Registration Office and incorporated in the Republic of Ireland at the time of application. The business must also:
Successful applicants from previous calls are eligible to re-apply under this call, once they have:
This completion criteria also applies to related companies within a group structure.
Unsuccessful but eligible applicants from previous calls will be eligible to re-apply with a modified proposal under Call 4 of the Online Retail Scheme.
Enterprise Ireland reserves the right to refuse applications from previously successful companies if it is not sufficiently clear that the project is different to that previously funded.
How to Apply:
The Scheme is a competitive offer. Submission of the project is a two-stage process, a complete application consists of an application form submitted via online portal available on Enterprise Ireland’s website and company’s Statutory Accounts which are no more than two years old submitted via email. These accounts must be received by Call close at 12 noon on 1st June 2022 in order for your application to be deemed valid. Applications in any other format will not be accepted. All sections of the application form must be completed in full. Applicants who fail to submit accounts on time or submit incomplete applications will not be processed by Enterprise Ireland.
Full details can be found on the dedicated Online Retail Scheme page at https://www.enterprise-ireland.com/en/funding-supports/