Enterprise Ireland ONLINE RETAIL SCHEME 2023

Grants of €10,000 - €25,000

Deadline for Applications: Wednesday, 3rd May, 12 (noon)

Enterprise Ireland has recently launched the Online Retail Support Scheme for Irish-owned businesses. Projects with minimum value of €20,000 up to max. €50,000 will be considered and the scheme provides grants of between €10,000 up to €25,000 on an 50% funded basis* to cover research, development, digital marketing, consultancy costs and training with a view to developing a sophisticated and transactional online presence.

(*Note: Companies that have previously received funding under the Online Retail Scheme can apply for a 2nd grant Companies that have already received 2 or more grants under the Online Retail Scheme are ineligible.)

The Online Retail Support Scheme is especially designed for Irish retailers and SME’s with at least 50% of sales from retail consumers, and who urgently need to enhance their digital capability, increase customer base from online channels and ultimately, create a strong business performance domestically and with the potential for future overseas sales from international markets.

Our team at Unique Communications has a 100% success rate in securing grant aid for our clients and over 20 years’ experience helping Irish business and retailers develop ecommerce websites, shape their online strategies, boost conversion rates and win customers online through highly optimised digital marketing campaigns.

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What can you use the voucher for?


Strategy Development


Eligible Costs

Online Retail Scheme INFORMATION CALL

To find out more information about the Online Retail Scheme Grant and arrange a short call with us to see how we can help you secure the grant, simply fill in the form below:

  • Note: 80% of the project cost is funded by Enterprise Ireland (EI), up to max. €25,000.
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Are You Eligible for the Online Retail Scheme Grant?

If you meet the following criteria you are qualified to apply for this grant scheme:

– Where a company provides both products and services, the applicant must provide a breakdown of sales revenue showing that products account for more than 50% of total revenue for a recent trading period, which may be up to the call close date;
– Where a company has a mixture of business-to-consumer (B2C) and business-to-business (B2B) operations, the applicant must provide a breakdown of sales revenue showing that sales from B2C activities account for more than 50% of total revenue for a recent trading period, which may be up to the call close date.

How Can You Apply for the Online Retail Scheme Grant?

Application must be made via the Enterprise Ireland Online Application System.

The Deadline for Applications is Wednesday 3rd May 2023 at 12 noon.

Enterprise Ireland will host an Online Retail Scheme online webinar at 2pm on 18th April 2023 to outline the application and evaluation process for applications for the Online Retail Scheme.

If you are interested in attending the online webinar to learn more about the scheme, fill in the form above.

NOTE: You are advised to have as much of the application form completed in advance of the online seminar to ensure you do not miss the application deadline. Please fill in the above form for assistance.

IMPORTANT: Please note that together with the online application companies MUST provide latest statutory accounts (no more than 2 years old) directly to Enterprise Ireland before the call close date. Upon submission of the Online Application Form you will receive an email with details of where to submit these accounts.

How is my application evaluated?

Enterprise Ireland will carry out an evaluation of all eligible applications using the following criteria:

Evaluation Criteria Weighting
Strength of the project with well-defined objectives, carefully planned implementation and realistic estimates and schedules 30%
Impact of proposed changes on the competitive position and viability of the company 30%
Ambition to internationalise the business 15%
Internal Project Champion 15%
The company's financial track record 10%
TOTAL: 100%

What if my business is not eligible for the Online Retail Scheme grant?

Manufacturing or International Trading Service Companies with MORE than 10 Employees
Other Digitalisation & Export Marketing Grants May be available to you