Tue, 11th Apr, 2023
Enterprise Ireland has just announced another call for its Online Retail Scheme.
The Department of Enterprise Trade and Employment (DETE) has launched a further call for Online Retail Scheme aiming to encourage the retail sector in Ireland 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.
This is a Competitive Fund which will be administered by Enterprise Ireland on behalf of DETE with a total fund size of €3.4m.
The purpose of this funding is to help Irish-based retailers with a pre-existing online presence to:
Successful applicants will be awarded funding to support a maximum of 50% of the project eligible costs of €50,000 with a maximum grant of €25,000.
Typical elements involved in developing a sophisticated and transactional online presence and strategy include research, consultancy costs for strategy development, implementation and in-house training.
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:
Call Open date: 4th April 2023
Webinar - Online Retail Scheme April 2023 Call, 2pm Tuesday 18th April. Click here to register.
Call Close date: 3rd May 2023 at 12.00pm (noon) for online application
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 most recent full year of Statutory Accounts (no more than two years old at the time of application) submitted via email. (please note that after submitting the application, you will get a bounce back email from Enterprise Ireland asking you to submit your accounts separately)
This application form must be received no later than Call close at 12.00pm noon deadline on 3rd May 2023 in order for your application to be deemed valid with accounts submitted no later than 3rd May 2023 at 5.30PM close of business.
Full details can be found on the dedicated Online Retail Scheme page at https://www.enterprise-ireland.com/en/funding-supports/online-retail/online-retail-scheme/