Irish eCommerce Business Grant – Receive Up to 90% Support

Don’t wait to start developing your  branding online! Thousands of Irish customers are eager to buy locally so why not set up your online marketplace today?

Your Local Enterprise Office is now offering not one but two online trading grants or vouchers for early stage Irish start-ups as an aid for scaling-up Irish businesses online. These grants offer financial assistance of up to ninety per cent in developing an online business presence.


Businesses with up to ten employees are eligible to apply for the Trading Online Voucher scheme operated through the Local Enterprise Offices all across the country.

In response to the pandemic and the resulting industry crisis, the Irish Government has enabled businesses that have already taken advantage of the program to apply the second time for another voucher.

The second voucher can be used to further improve and expand a businesses’ digital footprint.
In the initial round of the program businesses were required to pay half the cost of the project but now only a ten per cent investment – up to two hundred and fifty Euros – is all that’s required from businesses to add up to the maximum grant of twenty-five hundred Euros.

The second opportunity is part of a wider response by the Irish government and your Local Enterprise Office to help Irish businesses fight the crisis brought about by the pandemic. This response also includes Business Continuity Vouchers and Covid19 Business Loans. For more information, please refer to your local LEO website.

80% Online Retail Scheme

The chosen among the applicants will be awarded funding to support a maximum of eighty percent of the project-eligible costs with a maximum grant of forty thousand Euros. The ORS is a flip-coin program to the TOV scheme as it’s been designed for companies with ten employees or more with the potential to sustain or create jobs, generate growth in online transactions, and with an ambition to grow their business internationally in the future.
In order to qualify, the submitted projects must have a minimum budget of twelve thousand and five hundred Euros.