As we navigate our way through these unprecedented times it is now glaringly obvious that every business needs to upskill where online commerce is involved.
In light of this Enterprise Ireland will launch a call for funding on April 20 to support retail companies to enhance their digital capability. The Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation (DBEI) has proposed this Scheme in response to the Covid-19 crisis. This is a competitive fund which will be administered by Enterprise Ireland on behalf of DBEI with a total fund size of €2million.
Grants of between of €10K and €40K are available to support a maxiumum of 80% of your projects costs. Costs which successful companies will be eligible to claim for include: salary costs and consultancy fees to develop a digital strategy, enhance the company’s website or to provide training.
The final date for companies to submit an application is 3.00 pm on Wednesday 20th May 2020. Full details of application process and eligibility rules will be published on the EI website shortly:
It is vitally important that applications are well thought out and planned in advance, to aid applicants, Enterprise Ireland is hosting a Webinar on Friday April 17th at 11.00 a.m. The Webinar will be for no more that 45 minutes and I strongly encourage all interested to participate. As we are limited to participant numbers, attendance is on a first come, first served basis. If the timing doesn’t suit, the Webinar will be recorded and available on the EI website afterwards.
Please see the link to share and to register prior to the event : https://attendee.gotowebinar.
If you have any queries regarding the application process, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org