TOV August 2020 Update

Local Enterprise Office Galway is happy to announce that additional funding has been approved by the Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment, Leo Varadkar TD as part of the July Stimulus Package. 

 

The current Trading Online Voucher Scheme was originally launched in April 2020 in response to Covid-19. It offers support at 90% to qualifying businesses. The new offer also allows previous recipients of the voucher the opportunity to apply for a second voucher. The offer has been largely oversubscribed since April, but funding in place should now be sufficient to meet demand from qualifying businesses who meet the evaluation criteria for the scheme 

 

The scheme is targeted at driving online trade for businesses and applications are evaluated on criteria to achieve this and other stated goals of the scheme - specifically project suitability, increased turnover,  specific Covid 19 response impact to be delivered, export potential, increase in online sales potential and job creation. 

 

We are inviting any qualifying businesses to apply via the link  

 

All applicants must complete a webinar to qualify for the support and provide evidence that this was completed as part of their application to progress for evaluation for this support. Only applications submitted via the link attached will be evaluated.  

The next webinar will be held on 26th of August and can be booked from the link below:

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Please ensure your business qualifies for this support under the qualifying criteria in advance of attending the webinar. 

 

Fully completed eligible applications received will be assessed and successful applicants will be notified as soon as possible. Applications will only be considered if they include the following: 

  • Fully completed online application form – uploaded via submit.com  

  • 3 quotes (or proof that these were sought) - uploaded via submit.com 

  • Evidence that the compulsory training webinar was attended – uploaded via submit.com 

 

 

Applicants in the Gaeltacht must apply directly to Udaras na Gaeltachta on tradala@udaras.ie 

Click here for more information on the scheme.

Over 2,000 businesses, just like yours, have already benefitted from the scheme. Don’t get left behind. Your Local Enterprise Office can help and support you throughout the process. Voucher numbers are limited so contact us today at 091-509090 for more information and application details.

Businesses that participated in the scheme reported that, on average they saw their sales increase by 20%, with an 80% jump in sales leads and 3 in 5 exporting for the first time.  

For many businesses, the question is not whether to trade online, it’s how to start.  At least 2,000 small businesses have found answers to that question and a helping hand to take that step through the Trading Online Voucher Scheme. Some of them are your competitors.

TOV UPDATE 07.08.2020

 

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