Trading Online Voucher Scheme

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Trading Online Voucher Scheme

With customers, as well as businesses in all sectors, moving more online, our Trading Online Voucher Scheme offers your small business grants of up to €2500 to enhance your online presence and your ability to find customers and sell online, helping you adapt to this increasingly digital world. 

Currently, Irish people spend up to €700,000 each hour, 24 hours a day, online, while less than one in four Irish SMEs trade online, meaning that up to 70% of this consumer spending is going to overseas companies. 

In short, if your consumer is online, your business needs to be online too. The Trading Online Voucher Scheme helps your business make that happen!

How Will Your Business Benefit From This Scheme?

The voucher is a financial incentive to small businesses to develop or enhance their ability to trade online, with funding of up to €2,500 or 50% of eligible expenditure available (T&Cs apply). 

The Voucher has already helped over 1000 small businesses trade online. These businesses have seen many benefits, such as greater competitive advantage, increased customer enquires and up to 20% increase in sales by going online, with this new business being in addition to, and did not displacing, existing sales. The Voucher was also attributed to a greater interest from new markets and increased exporting potential, as well as a gain in productivity and increased job creation

To Apply for The Trading Online Voucher Scheme:

Click Here to Download the Application Form. Any queries, email info@leo.longfordcoco.ie

The Trading Online Voucher Scheme T&Cs

  • Application for the Scheme is a competitive process.
  • 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 no or a limited online presence that have a turnover of less than €2 million and have less than 10 employees, 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.
  • Previous voucher recipients may apply for a second voucher
  • Find all T&Cs on the Trading Online Voucher Scheme Application Form