COVID-19 Online Retail Scheme

Enterprise Ireland will open the Call for funding for the COVID-19 Online Retail Scheme tomorrow Wednesday, April 29th to support retailers to enhance their digital capability. Full details of the application process and eligibility criteria are available on the EI website now with the link to the application available from 29th April: 

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

Applicants must be an Irish-owned retail enterprise that had 10 or more employees on or before 29 February 2020, derive their primary income from an existing retail outlet/s and have an existing online presence. 

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. 

The final date to submit an application is 3.00 pm on Wednesday 27th May 2020.  

For more information see the 45-minute webinar here:

How StudioForty9 Can Help

We have over 10 years of experience helping Irish retailers sell and grow their online businesses. We are currently working with over 40 retailers helping them to:

  • Sell online (On average our clients grow their online revenues by more than 30% YOY)
  • Sell internationally
  • Sell to online marketplaces, for example, eBay and Amazon
  • Integrate with their EPoS / ERP systems
  • Integrate with their couriers for more efficient shipping
  • And much much more!

We work with several ecommerce platforms to ensure we can best fit retailer’s needs and requirements. Here are some examples,


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Kevin McCarthy
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