Trading online vouchers have helped a range of small Irish businesses to move online over the past few years. However, developing an online presence can be overwhelming with the wealth of information available.
At Initiate, we’re here to help you navigate the uncertainty and create something that works for you. If you are a small business currently looking to improve or create an online presence, then the good news is you may be eligible for a grant of up to €2,500.
The LEO Trading Online Voucher Scheme is an initiative to encourage small businesses to connect and trade with customers online. The scheme began as part of the Irish government’s National digital strategy to get small businesses online to reach a wider audience and boost the local economy. Recipients can avail of funding for 50% of the eligible project cost (exclusive of VAT) up to a maximum value of €2,500.
Businesses must meet the following eligibility criteria:
Some projects may be considered ineligible, such as companies with a charitable status or commercial semi-state companies. Some sectors may be excluded and are identified by their NACE code (this code can be checked on the CRO registration). You can find the list of ineligible businesses on the Enterprise Ireland website.
To avail of the voucher, you must first register and attend a Trading Online Voucher Webinar. Your local enterprise office will have scheduled dates that you can register for. You may then submit an application form which will be evaluated by your Local Enterprise Office. As part of your submission, you need to provide three supplier quotes. We are more than happy to discuss your needs and provide you with a quote as part of this process.