Trading Online Voucher Scheme

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Trading Online Vouchers Scheme

Our Trading Online Voucher Scheme offers your small business grants of up to €2500 to enhance their online presence and their ability to sell online.

Developed in partnership with the Department of Communication, Energy and Natural Resources, the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Enterprise Ireland and the Local Enterprise Office Network, the Trading Online Voucher Scheme wants Irish Small Businesses to feel the benefits of online trading and selling.

Irish consumers spend up to €700,000 each hour, 24 hours a day, online, while less than one in four Irish SME’s trade online, meaning that up to 70% of this consumer spending is going to overseas companies. In short, if your consume is online, your business needs to be online too. The Trading Online Voucher Scheme helps your business make that happen!

How Business Benefit From The Online Trading Voucher Scheme

The Voucher has already helped over 1000 small Irish businesses trade online. In a survey of 225 of these companies, the Voucher was attributed to providing the business with a competitive advantage, to an increase in customer enquire, an 20% increase in sales by going online, generating interest from new markets, 60% said new business was additional and did not displace existing sales and a gain in productivity. Businesses were also twice as likely to export as a result of using the Voucher and 70% of businesses expected to take on new staff to cater for the new business created, creating an average of 1.4 jobs per business. 

The Trading Online Voucher Scheme T&Cs

  • Under the scheme a qualifying business may apply for matched funding to a maximum value of €2,500 or 50% of eligible expenditure (exclusive of VAT), whichever is the lesser (training, mentoring and networking support is also provided by Longford Local Enterprise Office)
  • The vouchers is for businesses with a limited online presence that have a turnover of less than €2 million and have less than 10 employees.
  • The vouchers can be used for a range of services e.g. IT consultation, the development of an ecommerce website, implementation of online payments or booking systems and the purchase of internet related software.
  • Vouchers do not cover the development of brochure websites or non-online trading related activity
  • Third party costs only will be considered
  • Voucher approval must be gained prior to incurring any expense.

To Apply:

Click here to download the Application Form. Any queries, email info@leo.longfordcoco.ie

 

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