Trading Online Voucher

Trading Online Voucher – Available From Your Local Enterprise Offices (LEO)

The Trading Online Voucher is an incentive that was rolled out in 2015 with great success and is now running again for 2021. It’s aim is to support small Irish businesses to enhance their online trading presence.

To this end, the Department of Communications, Climate Action & Environment (DCCAE) launched a Trading Online Voucher Scheme and have teamed up with the Local Enterprise Offices (LEO) to deliver this to Irish businesses. It offers financial assistance of up to €2,500 with co-funding to help your business trade online. Cutting the cost of developing your online trading capacity can make this investment very affordable for many small businesses out there.

With the trend ever increasing towards online spending it is essential that small Irish businesses are engaged in a meaningful way in eCommerce sales. Previous voucher recipients may apply for a second voucher.

To apply for your trading online voucher, please contact your Local Enterprise Office.

Who is Eligible?

  •  Businesses that have a limited or no e-commerce presence
  •  Businesses with 10 or less employees
  •  Businesses with a turnover of less than €2 million
  •  Applicants must be registered and trading for minimum of 6 months
  •  Applicants must be located in the area covered by the LEO to whom they make their application

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 an 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)