Enterprise Ireland Webinar to Address Funding Issues for Retail Sector

Kerry County Council spokesman, Owen O’Shea sending out the Webinar message ahead of tomorrow’s 11am event.

Kerry County Council’s Local Enterprise Office is encouraging the retail sector in Kerry to participate in an Enterprise Ireland webinar on this Friday, April 17th. at 11am.

This is designed to help support retail companies to enhance their digital capability.

€2M Fund in Total

The Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation has proposed this scheme in response to the Covid-19 crisis.

This is a competitive fund which will be administered by Enterprise Ireland with a total fund size of €2million.

Applicants must be an Irish-owned retail enterprise that had 10 or more employees on or before February 29th. 2020, have a retail outlet and have an existing online presence.

Covid-19 Online Retail Scheme

The Covid-19 Online Retail Scheme is complimentary to the Online Trading Voucher provided by Local Enterprise Offices for companies with less than 10 employees.

The maximum grant available is €40,000. Successful applicants will be awarded funding to support a maximum of 80% of the project costs.The minimum grant amount payable is €10,000.

Final Date for Application

Costs which successful companies will be eligible to claim for include salary costs and consultancy fees to develop a digital strategy, enhance the company’s website or to provide training.

The final date for companies to submit an application is 3pm on Wednesday, May 20th. 2020.

To fully appraise companies of the application process and the key issues to be addressed in an application, Enterprise Ireland is hosting a Webinar this Friday, 17 April at 11am.

Webinar to Last Just 45 Minutes

The Webinar will be for no more than 45 minutes duration and Kerry County Council encourages all interested parties to participate.

Link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8504048846458333451