Website Grants – There is no doubt that Ireland is very obliging when it comes to big corporate business. To that extent, they try and do their bit for the small business owner trying to complete with the large online retailers like Amazon, Nike, etc.
The government are also trying to make small businesses not only more competitive but also allow small businesses to take payments on their websites and compete internationally. They are trying to encourage growth, jobs and revenue for the State.
So, what website grants are available for small business owners in Ireland. But first have a look at some of the Digital Sales client who have been awarded Website Grants.
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We have this one at the top of the pile, as it was only announced in April 2020 and will expire the end of May 2020 in response to the Covid Issues. Now, this is a big one and it is very sweat indeed! Enterprise Ireland have 2 million to distribute and the grant will cover 80% of the project cost up to 40K. So, spend 50K and get 40K back. Not bad at all.
Who is aimed at?
Irish owned retailers who want to develop their online presence, providing a more competitive online offering. The criteria is:
The deadline for applications is the end of May 2020 (27th) so get your skates on!! Here is a link to more information. There are more website grants from Enterprise Ireland listed below.
Here are a list of Digital Sales clients all over Ireland who we have helped get website grants, such as:
There are two primary website grants available in Ireland: The Local Enterprise Office – Online Trading Voucher and The Social Welfare TAT Grant.
However, there is a website grant from Enterprise Ireland of up to and around 10K and in order to qualify for this website grant your business must be ‘High Potential Start-Up (HPSUs)’ approved. And in order to be HPSU approved you must be ‘internationally focused and has the potential to employ at least 10 persons within 3 years of starting and to generate revenues of at least €1 million.’ So, this website grant won’t apply to most. However, there are a few other website grant options…
This grant is available to entrepreneurs who have been on the social welfare and have agreed to start their own business while claiming unemployment assistance at the same time (100% for the first 12 months and 75% in year 2). The highest website grant amount you can receive is 500 euro, but you must pay 100 euro from your own pocket and provide proof of payment. A nice website grant which will get your new business on online. Your website might not be very impressive, but enough to get something going or assigning 500 towards a larger budget, which is what we recommend at Digital Sales.
****This Trading Online Vouchers Scheme and Website Grant has just been updated (March 2020) where you apply for this website grant a second time up to September 2020 and also another important point, applicants can spend 2750 euro and get the grant for 2500. This is a Covid 19 related initiative, read all about it here. And if you need help with the answers for the questions on the Website Grant form, see this handy blog post. Or just reach out to the Digital Sales team.
This is a great website grant and you can reclaim up to 2500 euro against an investment of 5000 euro, so your website will cost 2500 euro. And you can read what is involved if you click on the links below, so let’s not repeat ourselves!!
We have a 100% record with our clients when applying for website grants. We even have dummy applications forms that will help speed up the application process. So, feel free to contact the Digital Sales team for any advice send us a mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org, see our contact us page for our office locations. And maybe check out our Portfolio and Case Study pages.
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