SME eCommerce Grant Scheme

€5 Million e-commerce Grant Scheme

The e-Commerce Grant Scheme seeks to assist undertakings through a non-repayable grant to part-finance investment for the development of e-commerce websites and/or mobile applications. The investment should enable online payments or booking systems through the integration of an online payment gateway. Upgrades to existing systems are also eligible. The maximum grant value under this scheme is set at €5,000 part-financing up to 50% of eligible costs.

Eligible actions

SMEs, exploiting their potential to increase their market share and reach new markets through e-Commerce.

Maximum grant

50% of eligible expenditure up to €5,000.

Eligible costs

Services from external service providers registered with the Intermediate Body of the scheme covering domain name registration; hosting; content management system, software including required licences; e-commerce website and/or mobile application design; 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).

Type of call

Open rolling call.


Fisheries and aquaculture; primary production of agricultural products; processing and marketing of agricultural products; energy generation, distribution and infrastructure; the steel sector; the coal sector; the shipbuilding sector; the synthetic fibres sector; financial and insurance activities; undertakings that perform intra group activities whose principal activities fall under classes activities of head offices or businesses and other management consultancy activities; real estate activities, gambling activities; and undertakings specialising in IT services and that have the capability of trading online using inhouse resources.

Grant Thornton has a long and success track record when it comes to assisting clients tap such EU funds and has continued to invest in more human resources to provide the client with a whole range of services from scoping of the project, to grant application and project management.