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COVID-19 Online Retail Scheme

The Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation (DBEI) introduced the Covid-19 Online Retail Scheme in response to the COVID-19 crisis and the urgent need for retail companies to achieve a step change in online capability.

Call 2

Minister of State for Business, Employment and Retail, Damien English TD, launched a new €5.5 million COVID-19 Online Retail Scheme on 20 August 2020 as announced in the Government’s July Jobs Stimulus package. The new fund, administered by Enterprise Ireland on behalf of the Department, supports retail businesses to enhance their digital capability, drive online sales and grow their customer base.

Targeted at indigenous retailers with a pre-existing online presence, this fund will accelerate their online offerings to respond to both domestic and international consumer demand.

The grant can be used to fund fees for service providers, to develop and implement a digital strategy supported by in-house training, and to enhance the retailer’s website and related systems.

Successful applicants will receive a grant of up to 80% of project costs, with these grants ranging from €10,000 to a maximum of €40,000.

Call 2 dates

The COVID-19 Online Retail Scheme opens on Monday, 31 August 2020 and closes at 3pm on Monday, 28 September 2020.

Further information is available from Enterprise Ireland at COVID-19 Online Retail Scheme.

Call 1

This competitive call opened on Wednesday, 29 April and closed on Wednesday, 27 May at 3pm. 185 applicants were successful under Call 1.

The Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment, Leo Varadkar TD, announced on 2 July 2020, the successful applicants approved for funding through the COVID-19 Online Retail Scheme, which is administered by Enterprise Ireland. 185 retailers have been approved for €6.6m in funding as part of the scheme, which is targeted at online retailers to strengthen their online offering and enable them to reach a wider customer base. Almost three quarters of the successful applicants are located outside Dublin with 130 retailers from these regions approved for funding.

The value of the scheme, which received 373 applications, was increased from €2m to €6.6m due to the high level of demand amongst retailers and the high quality of the proposals received. The Scheme helps Irish-owned retailers to strategically enhance their online sales capabilities, so they can be more competitive, sustain jobs and subsequently scale their businesses in international markets.

Under this COVID-19 competitive call, the successful applicants will receive funding ranging from €16,000 to €40,000 to strengthen their online offering. The average grant value is €35,500.

List of 185 approved companies under Call 1

Company name

County

Brian de Staic Teoranta

Kerry

Jack Layden Enterprises Limited

Dublin

Corrigan Pharmacy Holdings Limited

Dublin

Air-Impact Limited

Tipperary

The Belleek Shop (Ennis) Limited

Clare

Ryan Equine Limited

Tipperary

Ballygarvan Nurseries Limited

Cork

Ballybeggan Tiles Limited

Westmeath

Carrolls Irish Gifts Unlimited   Company

Dublin

Arboretum Garden Centre Limited

Carlow

McNallys Pharmacy 365 Limited

Cavan

Fernhill Garden Centre Limited

Westmeath

Baggot Street Wines Limited

Dublin

Gym Plus Coffee Limited

Dublin

Fishers of Newtownmountkennedy   Limited

Wicklow

Golden Disc Group Limited

Dublin

Dominic Smith Electrical Limited

Wexford

Weir & Sons Unlimited Company

Dublin

Campbell Tiles Limited

Dublin

Cara Pharmacy Unlimited Company

Donegal

Compu B Retail Limited

Dublin

David Cullen Jewellers Limited

Dublin

Sortatron Limited

Westmeath

Moriarty (Gap of Dunloe) Industries   Limited

Kerry

Musicmaker Limited

Dublin

Glynn's (Tuam) Limited

Galway

BEST MENSWEAR

Dublin

Geoghegans Navan Limited

Meath

Dublin Best Tile LTD

Waterford

The Outdoor Adventure Store (Liffey   Street) Limited

Wicklow

Staunton Sports Limited

Mayo

The Sweater Shop (Kilkenny) Limited

Dublin

Advanced Coating Technology Limited

Carlow

Blarney Woollen Mills Limited

Cork

DPB Meats Limited

Dublin

Dwyers (Drogheda) Limited

Louth

Ivy Books Limited

Dublin

Petstop Limited

Dublin

Shaw & Sons Limited

Laois

Fallon & Byrne Limited

Dublin

K.B. Retail (Cork) Limited

Cork

CALLISTOY LIMITED

Dublin

Cash & Carry Kitchens Limited

Cork

Donal, Liam & Siobhan Sheahan   (T/A Pharmadirect.ie)

Kerry

Edward Donnellan & Company   Limited

Roscommon

Gibson Farm Services Limited

Donegal

The Butler's Pantry (Holdings)   Limited

Wicklow

Fauville Limited

Kerry

Fresh Opportunities Limited

Dublin

Ganly's Hardware & Heating   Limited

Roscommon

Home Appliances Unlimited Company

Dublin

John McElhinney Unlimited Company

Donegal

Stephen Faller (1879) Limited

Galway

Inish Health (Muff) Limited

Donegal

Logues Limited

Galway

Maximus SOS Limited

Dublin

Rath-Wood Home and Garden World   Limited

Wicklow

Seoidín Limited

Clare

Torpey Wood Products Limited

Clare

Appleby Jewellers Limited

Dublin

Esquire Limited

Dublin

Malstal Limited

Donegal

Petmania Limited

Kilkenny

Stakelums Hardware Limited

Tipperary

Ann Gillespie Beauty Solutions   Limited

Sligo

Paraffin Store Limited

Kerry

Heavins Hardware Centre Limited

Westmeath

Beauty Savers International Limited

Dublin

Comsec Protection Systems Limited

Dublin

FitzGerald Menswear Limited

Waterford

R.A. Kee & Sons Limited

Donegal

TC Matthews Carpets Limited

Dublin

Walsh Interiors Limited

Dublin

BBowes Limited

Sligo

Paul Sheeran Jewellers   (JohnSonsCourt) Limited

Dublin

Tony Kealy Limited

Dublin

Archers Street Investments Limited

Kilkenny

Carey Tool Hire Limited

Cork

Clydaville Investments Limited

Kerry

Colgan Distributors Limited

Offaly

Iscourt Limited

Donegal

Waltons Music Limited

Dublin

Amogan Limited

Limerick

Graham Shoes Limited

Dublin

Horkans Pet World Limited

Mayo

McSharrys Pharmacy (Holdings)   Limited

Galway

Mellmac Pharmacy Fermoy Limited

Cork

Shoelink (Ireland) Limited

Cork

Total Care Pharmacy Limited

Louth

Wembar Company Unlimited Company

Dublin

Ardkeen Superstores Limited

Waterford

Washglade Unlimited Company

Westmeath

Eamon P. Tierney Limited

Donegal

Frank McGowan & Co. Limited

Dublin

Safara Limited

Tipperary

Anthony Nicholas Limited

Dublin

Joseph Hanley Limited

Galway

Floor Design Limited

Dublin

Heels and Wardrobe Limited

Wicklow

J.R.G. Investment Company Limited

Westmeath

Solus Junction Unlimited Company

Galway

Kube LMR Limited

Dublin

O'Connors Confectionery (Ennis)   Limited

Clare

Teeling Pharmacies Limited

Sligo

Minneolo Limited

Offaly

A. Hartmann & Son Limited

Galway

Amphibian King Limited

Wicklow

Auburn Pharmacy Limited

Westmeath

Baldoyle Blinds Limited

Dublin

Mizenhead Sales Limited

Cork

Murphy's Liquidation Furiture   Limited

Wicklow

OSPG Limited

Clare

Rivergrove Retail Limited

Kerry

Pauls Limited

Kilkenny

Patrick Bourke (Ennis) Limited

Clare

Pat McDonnell, Paint Sales   Unlimited Company

Cork

Despat Limited

Cork

Lampai an Daingean Teoranta

Kerry

Riverdale Pharmacy Limited

Cork

The Art & Hobby Shop Limited

Dublin

The Luxury Confectionery Company   Limited

Cork

Tadhg O'Connor Limited

Limerick

Daniel Harrington & Son Limited

Cork

Lee James Menswear Limited

Cork

Equipet Retail Limited

Meath

Mckenna Man Holdings Limited

Louth

Aideil Limited

Cork

Perfect Ring Limited

Dublin

Bandon Medical Hall Limited

Cork

City Tiles & Bathrooms Limited

Cork

Cummins Sports Limited

Cork

Dublin Food Cooperative Society Ltd

Dublin

Organico Shop, Cáfe & Bakery   Limited

Cork

Poleglen Limited

Clare

Thomas Sheehy and Company Limited

Cork

T.F. Fleming Limited

Monaghan

McElligotts Limited

Kerry

Dermot Casey Hire & Sales   Limited

Cork

Ecopipe (IRL) Limited

Dublin

Fastfix (Holdings) Limited

Louth

TRANIO INVESTMENTS LIMITED

Cork

Ultra-Vision Opticians Limited

Leitrim

W.H. Good Limited

Kilkenny

Greenacres (Wexford) Limited

Wexford

Sally Sesame Limited

Galway

Celtic Gent Limited

Dublin

Molloy Holdings Limited

Dublin

Sayerscourt (Grafton Street)   Limited

Dublin

O'Sullivan Safety Limited

Dublin

BellaBaby Limited

Galway

MDRG Holdings Limited

Wexford

Jamart Designs Limited

Dublin

John Byrne Books Limited

Kildare

Múscraí Chemists Limited

Cork

Chapter One Café & Interior   Limited

Cavan

Right Price Carpets & Furniture   Centre (Cork) Limited

Cork

Elm Fireplaces Limited

Limerick

TechStar IT Limited

Galway

Rosscarbery Pharmacy Limited

Cork

Clarke's Toymaster Limited

Monaghan

Kylemore Abbey and Gardens Limited

Galway

Craughwell Furniture & Carpets   Limited

Galway

Cunniffe Electric Limited

Galway

Thunders Bakery Limited

Dublin

Rhinecourt Limited

Wexford

Des Kelly Interiors Limited

Dublin

Lynpharm Limited

Meath

Cashel Pharmacy Limited

Tipperary

Costard Investments Limited

Dublin

LGM Developments Limited

Sligo

Regal Interiors Limited

Tipperary

TractaMotors Limited

Cavan

DawsonRidge Retail Limited

Dublin

Barrowvig Limited T/A Ryle Menswear

Kerry

Joyce and Sons (Headford) Limited

Galway

The Shoe Rack Limited

Dublin

Gourmet Tart Co

Galway

Emsaf Limited

Dublin

Mayo TileWarehouse Limited

Mayo

The Book Centre (Waterford) Limited

Waterford

Wickham Properties Holdings Limited

Limerick

Livy Issue Limited

Dublin

Micheal McQuaid & Sons Limited

Monaghan

 O’Coileain Foods Company Limited

 Dublin

 Tea Brands

 Dublin

Additional Information

Further information from Enterprise Ireland: COVID-19 Online Retail Scheme 

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