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The Department of Enterprise Trade and Employment (DETE) has just launched a call for the 2023 Online Retail Scheme grant – this scheme encourages the retail sector in Ireland to develop a more competitive online offer that will enable an increase in their customer base and build a more resilient business in the domestic and global marketplace both online and offline.

Successful applicants will be awarded funding to support a maximum of 50% of the project’s eligible costs of €50,000 with a maximum grant of €25,000.

The minimum project expenditure is €20,000.

Get in touch with The Marketing Department team today to discuss how we can assist you with your Online Retail Scheme grant application. Phone 090 645 0611, email or complete this contact form and we’ll be in touch. 

Who can apply? 

  • Applicants must be an Irish-based retailer, with 10 or more full-time employees (or full-time equivalent)
  • The retailer must have the potential to sustain or create jobs, generate growth in online transactions and with an ambition to internationalise their business in future
  • The retailer must have an existing online presence and a physical retail store 
  • Successful applicants from previous calls are eligible to re-apply, once they have:
    • been awarded the Online Retail Scheme grant only once before 
    • completed the project
    • and have a different project purpose for this funding 

How we can help you? 

We have a track record of successfully securing funding for our clients in the past and would love to help you too! 

Get in touch with us to discuss your Online Retail Scheme grant application, with our strategic consultation, we’ll identify the key areas where the grant can be used to meet your business needs – and we’ll support you through the application process. 

Once your grant is approved, we will work with you on the delivery of your digital transformation. Our Digital Growth Strategies are tailored towards the individual needs of your business and cover areas such as: 

  • Organic Growth and Search Engine Optimisation Strategies
  • Email Marketing Strategies
  • Social Media Strategies
  • Conversion Rate Optimisation Strategies
  • Tailored strategies to prepare your business for the cookieless world 
  • and more! 

What can you use the Online Retail Scheme grant for? 

Typical elements involved in developing a sophisticated and transactional online presence include:

In-depth analysis and research of current and potential online presence and capabilities. This will help you make informed decisions and identify achievable goals. 

Strategy development – a written digital strategy and a roadmap for implementation including resource and business process considerations. 

Implementation of the strategy and training to ensure domestic and international visibility for your business. 

How to apply 

The Scheme is a competitive offer and submission is a two-stage process, including the completion of an online application form and the inclusion of your company’s most recent full year of Statutory Accounts. 

This application form must be received no later than 12 pm on 3rd May 2023, with accounts submitted no later than 3rd May 2023 at 5:30 pm.

Find out more

Visit Enterprise Ireland Online Retail Scheme for more details and terms and conditions or complete this contact form and we’ll be in touch.