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By Alan Coleman on 22 Apr 2020

How to Apply for COVID-19 Online Retail Scheme


Enterprise Ireland has recently announced the COVID-19 Online Retail Scheme. The support has a total fund size of €2m and supports a maximum of 80% of eligible costs with a maximum grant of €40,000 available. Typical elements involved in developing a sophisticated and transactional online presence include research, consultancy costs for strategy development, implementation and training.

Wolfgang have designed 3 specific Covid19 Online Retail Scheme packages to help Irish businesses online.

Who can apply?

You must be an Irish-owned retail enterprise that had 10 or more employees on or before 29 February 2020 and has the potential to sustain or create jobs, generate growth in online transactions and with an ambition to internationalise their business in future. An application must be submitted in the name of a company registered with the Companies Registration Office and incorporated in the Republic of Ireland at the time of application. The business must also:

  • have an existing online presence (e.g. website or social media);
  • have a retail outlet and derive the majority of revenue from the retail outlet(s);
  • Must employ at least 10 employees in the Republic of Ireland (on a full-time equivalent basis on or before 29 February 2020);

Previous applicants of the Online Retail Scheme who were unsuccessful will be eligible to re-apply with a modified proposal under this Call. Successful applicants in previous calls are eligible to re-apply under this call, once they have fully completed the project funded, fully claimed all eligible costs and propose a clearly different project to that undertaken under previous calls.

What's on offer:

At Wolfgang, we’ve been honing our online retail skills for years, so to make things easier for our clients we’ve designed three packages eligible under the EI scheme.

Each package is designed to help retailers win more customers as quickly as possible. Furthermore, some packages can be stacked and will still be eligible under the fund criteria.

Find out more about our Covid-19 Online Retail Scheme Packages, including details on how you can apply.

When is the closing date?

Application close date is yet to be confirmed, however Enterprise Ireland are urging businesses to get applications in early.

More information

Not sure what to do or where to start? Talk to us, we’d be happy to help: (01) 663 8020 or [email protected]

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