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Website Design Grants Available in Ireland

Do you need some funding to get your new website off the ground?

​There are currently two website development grants available in Ireland:


1. The Local Enterprise Office – Online Trading Voucher

2. The Social Welfare TAT Grant.

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We are dedicated to helping small businesses get online.

The Local Enterprise Office - Trading Online Voucher Scheme – up to €2,500 grant available

Grow your business online with help through the Government’s National Digital Strategy. The Trading Online Voucher Scheme is designed to assist small businesses with up to 10 employees to trade more online, boost sales and reach new markets. Participating in this scheme can make the process of trading online much easier for you.

It offers financial assistance of up to €2,500 with co-funding of 50% from the business along with training and advice to help your business trade online. Cutting the cost of developing your online trading capacity by up to 50% can make this investment very affordable for many small businesses out there.  

Making informed decisions is vital for all business, so the free help and training provided by your local enterprise office in the delivery of this scheme puts you in a position to decide what is best for your business. The training sessions cover various topics, including developing a website, digital marketing, social media for business and search engine optimisation. The information provided is impartial and will help you decide on what trading online options, are right for your business.

Businesses that have already received a Trading Online Voucher can now apply for a second voucher, where upgrades are required.
Funding can be used towards adding payment facilities or booking systems to your website or developing new apps for your customers. The voucher can also be used towards subscriptions to low cost online retail platform solutions, to help companies quickly establish a retailing presence online.

The vouchers are targeted at businesses with the following profile:
  • Limited or no e-commerce presence;
  • 10 or less employees;
  • Turnover less than €2m;
  • Applicant business must be trading for at least 6 Months**;
  • Business must be located in the area covered by the LEO to whom they make their application i.e. LEOs cannot accept applications from businesses located outside their jurisdiction.
Previous voucher recipients may apply for a second voucher.   Previous voucher recipients cannot apply for a second voucher before they have submitted their final claim for their first voucher. 

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


 Contact your Local Enterprise Board


The Social Welfare TAT Grant

The Technical Assistance and Training (TAT) fund is designed to help people who are in receipt of the Short-Term Back to Work Enterprise Allowance.

It helps with certain costs involved in starting a business. You do not have automatic entitlement to TAT – the assistance awarded from this fund must be approved by the jobs facilitator in your local social welfare office.
Payments from the fund must be made directly to the provider of the service (or in other words the company that you decide to help you with your website needs). Your local jobs facilitator or enterprise officer can give you more information on sources of help and funding. Having been through the process ourselves we can assure you that it is easy to do and it merely takes

1. A conversation with ourselves about your needs
2. A quotation based on that conversation
3. Handing the quote and a funding request form to your facilitator (You’ll have gotten one once your business is approved for BTWEA)

The TAT grant will pay for up to €500 of the costs with a 20% minimum contribution from the apllicant. If you need any more information, visit Citizens Information website.

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