Are you a business owner in Wicklow? Did you know…

  • If your business has less than 10 employees.
  • Has turnover less than €2million.
  • Have been trading for longer than 6 months.

You qualify for a Trading Online Voucher Scheme towards Web Design and digital marketing?

A new scheme from the Local Enterprise Office is offering Irish businesses up to €2,500 to update an existing website or to get a completely new website. You can read more from the Local Enterprise office here.

This means that You can get €2,500 for a €5,000 web design or digital marketing project!

Watch this Trading Online Voucher Wicklow exlpainer video

Apply for the Trading Online Voucher Scheme in Wicklow:

You can apply for the grants at these links – Local Enterprise Office | Online Trading Voucher | Social Welfare Grants

Previous voucher recipients may apply for a second voucher

Note: ineligible projects include those with charitable status, commercial semi-state companies, not for profit organisations, trade associations and company representation bodies such as Chambers of Commerce.

The application process for the Trading Online Voucher will be a competitive process.

Who is eligible for the Trading Online Voucher Scheme in Wicklow?

The vouchers are targeted at businesses that have a limited or no online trading presence; less than 10 employeesturnover less than €2millionApplicants must be registered in County Wicklow and trading for a minimum of 6 months*.

*applicant business must provide clear proof of trading for a minimum of 6 months to their Local Enterprise Office

The voucher is a financial incentive for small businesses to develop or enhance their ability to trade online. Under the scheme, a qualifying business may apply for funding to a maximum value of 2,500 or 90% of eligible expenditure (exclusive of VAT), whichever is the lesser. Following approval of their application, a successful applicant can engage suppliers and upon completion of the work, submit a request for payment to the LEO in line with the terms and conditions of their voucher.

Trading Online Vouchers can be used for:

  • IT consultation.
  • Development or upgrade of an e-commerce website.
  • Implementing Online payments or booking systems.
  • Purchase of Internet-related software.
  • Developing an app (or multiplatform webpages).
  • Development of a digital marketing strategy.
  • Implementing a digital marketing strategy.
  • Training/skills development specifically to establish and manage online trading activity.
  • Subscriptions (excluding transaction costs) to low cost online retail platform solutions, which would allow applicants to quickly establish a retailing presence online.
  • Purchase of Online Advertising (this purchase cannot make up any more than 30% of all other approved Voucher costs and can only be drawn down in one payment phase).
  • Purchase of Professional Photography (this expenditure cannot make up any more than 80% of all other approved voucher costs and can only be drawn down in one payment phase).

Trading Online Vouchers cannot be used for:

  • Development of brochure websites.
  • Purchase of non-internet related software.
  • Anything other than online trading related activity.

If you are a business owner, or work for an SME and want to participate in the Trading Online Voucher Scheme Wicklow, contact us for more info.

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