You could be eligible for a grant of up to €2,500 for the cost for an E-commerce website under the Local Enterprise Office.
Under the ‘Online Trading Voucher Scheme’, the Local Enterprise Office now offers assistance to small businesses by providing a grant that will grant €2,500 funding or 50% of the cost for a new e-commerce website. The funding aims to help companies, by encouraging people to move their business online. This grant also applies if you want to update an existing e-commerce website or transforming an existing brochure website into an e-commerce platform.
In receiving this Voucher, the cost of getting an eCommerce website designed for you will be considerably less than before, with the added value of bringing extra revenue to your business. According to the Local Enterprise Office, businesses have found an increase in sales of 20% since going online and an 80% increase in sales leads. You can learn more about the amazing benefits that an e-commerce website will have for your business in our blog here.
Applicants who have previously received an online trading voucher are permitted to apply for a second voucher.
What are the requirements for this grant?
The Local Enterprise Office stipulates that to be eligible for a ‘Trading Online Voucher’, your business must:
- Have a turnover which is less than two million
- Have a maximum of ten employees.
- Be officially trading for at least six months.
- Have your registered business address within the region of the Local Enterprise Office that you’re making an application to.
Remember that this grant is specifically designed for e-commerce websites and not brochure websites, or offline trading platforms. The key element of an e-commerce online trading platform is that a financial transaction is being made to your company online. Please see the full list of conditions and guidelines on the official website.
How do I apply?
For more information, you can see the official Local Enterprise Office website .
ITM Digital have a great deal of experience in assisting companies on how and where to apply for Local Enterprise grants in the past. We also have a great deal of experience in designing high-functioning, result-driven e-commerce websites for businesses throughout Kildare.
You can easily contact us on our website here today.