Have you heard of the Trading Online Voucher available from your Local Enterprise Office (LEO)? This scheme aims to support businesses who want to start trading online by providing part funding for website development, online advertising, social media, etc.
The funds can be used to add an online shop or a payment facility to an existing website, build an entirely new website or even for online advertising, for example Facebook ads.
Usually there is up to €2500 available, the voucher offers 50% of the total work done. To assist businesses in their response to the COVID-19 situation, the percentage that the LEO require from the business has been reduced to 10%. This means that you can apply for up to €2500 towards a project with a value of €2750.
In addition, the rules have changed to allow a business who has already availed of the Trading Online Voucher in the past to apply for it a second time. This gives businesses the option to add to an existing online offering or to use online advertising to promote their business.
This is a very welcome relief for businesses at the minute, many of our clients have received this voucher in the past and it has been of significant benefit in their business.
For more information visit the LEO website:
If you would like to discuss your options with regard to trading online, please contact me and I will help in any way I can.