Trading online voucher overview
The Trading Online Voucher scheme is funding by the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment (DETE) is aimed at established microbusinesses, including sole traders, with little of no trading online capability, operating in sectors where the market has not already compelled them to develop this capability.
The scheme offers a grant of up to €2,500 (subject to match funding) to help micro-enterprises (10 employees of less) to develop their e-commerce capability, and in turn reap the positive enterprise impacts of trading online.
Trading online funding
Funding can be used towards adding payment facilities or booking systems to your website or developing new apps for your customers. The voucher can also be used towards subscriptions to low cost online retail platform solutions, to help companies quickly establish a retailing presence online.
Vouchers are targeted at businesses with:
- Limited or no e-commerce presence;
- 10 or less employees;
- Turnover less than €2m;
- Applicant business must be trading for at least 6 Months;
- Business must be located in the area covered by the LEO to whom they make their application i.e. LEOs cannot accept applications from businesses located outside their jurisdiction.
Who can apply?
No industry is excluded from applying for the online trading voucher, just so long as your website will improve your company’s ability to do business online. This does not necessarily mean having an e-commerce website, it could mean you have a simple payment facility or a booking system. For more information please contact us or you can read the full details on the local enterprise website.