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13 March 2017

e-Commerce Grant Scheme

Enhance your business by making the most of the e-Commerce Grant Scheme - it’s now easier than ever

e-Commerce Grant Scheme

Through the e-Commerce Grant Scheme ERDF funds you will be able to receive a refund of up to 50% of your expenses and up to a maximum of €5,000.


Which expenses are refunded?

To benefit from the e-Commerce Grant Scheme, you will need to either include an e-Commerce module to your existing website or develop a new website with e-Commerce integration.


What is an e-Commerce module?

Simply put, through this module your clients will be able to pay directly online for services and/or products they would purchase from your website.


Who is eligible to benefit from the e-Commerce Grant Scheme?

Any enterprise employing less than 250 employees (Micro Enterprises, Small Enterprises and Medium-sized Enterprises) will be considered to be eligible for the E-Commerce Grant Scheme.


What is considered to be eligible?

In a nutshell: the design, development, implementation and delivery of an e-commerce website and/or mobile application.

The following items are all considered as an eligible expense:

  • Domain name registration
  • Hosting fees
  • Content Management System (CMS) software including required licenses
  • e-commerce Website and/or Mobile Application design in line with the brand identity of the organisation
  • Shopping Cart integration
  • Other Set-up fees (including setting up and configuration of the CMS system, system design, customisation and development, integration with payment system/s, implementation of the required security features, testing and go live).

How to apply?

Be quick. The e-Commerce Grant Scheme is demand driven and is being managed through an open rolling call. Next cutoff dates are: 30th March 2017, 30th April 2017 and 30th June 2017.

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Some e-Commerce projects by NIU

The following are some websites we have developed for some of our clients who had applied for the e-Commerce Grant Scheme.

More information about the e-Commerce Grant Scheme may be found here.

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