Retailers In Kerry Urged To Participate In Webinar This Friday

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KERRY County Council’s Local Enterprise Office is encouraging the retail sector in Kerry to participate in an Enterprise Ireland webinar on Friday which will help support retail companies to enhance their digital capability.

Enterprise Ireland has announced a call for funding for the retail sector to support  retail companies to enhance their digital capability.

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.

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

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 3.00 pm on Wednesday 20th May 2020. Full details of application process and eligibility rules will be published on the EI website shortly:

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 11.00 a.m.

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

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