Trading Online Vouchers

Trading Online Vouchers

Small businesses throughout Ireland can apply to the government for digital vouchers to the system in helping their businesses trade online.  The objective of the scheme is to help small businesses grow their sales, exports and ultimately jobs.  

Businesses are permitted to apply for one voucher each, up to a max value of €2,500 (matched funding). 

Who is Eligible?

  • Small Irish Businesses with a limited online trading presence
  • Up to 10 employees
  • Turnover Less than €2m
  • Trading for a minimum of 12 months

What projects are NOT eligible for this scheme?

  •  Companies with charitable status, commercial semi-state companies, trade associations and company representation bodies such as Chambers of Commerce are not eligible to participate in the scheme;
  • “Not for profit” and social entrepreneurship applicants unless they operate in a commercial domain;
  • Professional services specialising in IT type services who are already capable of trading online using existing in-house systems;
  • Conferences and Seminars
  • Projects which are contrary to public policy
  • Duplication of support for projects which would be eligible for assistance from other State Agencies of EU funded Operational Programmes
  • Projects with employees in excess of 10 people
  • Projects deemed to be capable of proceeding in any event without scheme assistance i.e. deadweight
  • Projects essentially comprising importation and distribution.

What can the Vouchers be used for?

  • Digital Marketing Strategy
  • Development or upgrade of an ecommerce website
  • Implementing online payments or booking functions
  • Customer fulfilment systems
  • Internet related software
  • Development of an app/mobile responsive websites
  • Online Advertising (may be part of a Voucher implementation, max 30% of total voucher)

How will Voucher be assessed?

  • Project suitability
  • Export Potential
  • Job Creation
  • Increased Online Sales Potential
  • Quality of ICT proposal

You must apply and be approved before carrying out any work you intend to apply for grant support


  1. Approved Company spends €2,500 + Vat on Website including ecommerce & online advertising- Company receives €1,250 grant
  2. Approved Company spends €5,000 + Vat on Website including ecommerce & online advertising- Company receives €2,500 grant

Local Enterprise Office Galway also offers mentoring support to companies that are eligible to apply for an Trading Online Voucher.

  • If you are interested in applying, please email  [email protected]
  • Quotations from 3 web suppliers for the work you require must be submitted together with completed and signed application form.

(Processing applications will be delayed if you do not submit all this completed info together)

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