New Retail E-commerce Grant Available

New Retail E-commerce Grant Available

03 February 2021

A new Retail E-commerce Grant is available to Northern Ireland micro-sized retailers.

If you are looking to grow your business online this new £3 million fund might be able to help by enhancing your digital offering, building e-commerce capability and increasing online sales. The scheme was developed and is operated by Invest Northern Ireland.

What is available?

Businesses, with a viable and profitable operation, can access up to a maximum grant of £5,000 to support 80% of eligible costs (projects must have a minimum of £1,250 of eligible expenditure).

You should read the Micro-business E-commerce Grant - guidance notes (PDF, 450K) for full details on what activities are eligible and what is excluded.

The Grant will be issued to eligible micro-sized businesses (<10 employees and <£2 million turnover or balance sheet) on a first-come-first-served basis. Invest NI recommends that you make a timely submission as the grant will close to applications, either:

  • When the available budget is fully allocated: or
  • On the closing date of 6pm on Friday 12 March 2021, whichever comes first.

It is important that you read up on whether you would be eligible as there are strict criteria and you can apply online.  The application can take up to an hour and you can find out in advance all the information you are required to supply.

To find out more and to apply online click on this link to NI Business Info.

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