Over €2.45 million was allocated to Mayo and Galway businesses under the 2020 Trading Online Voucher Scheme
Galway based Senator Seán Kyne says the Scheme, which is administered by the Local Enterprise Offices on behalf of the Government, provides grant assistance of up €2,500 to small businesses to trade online and boost sales.
Over 400 successful applications from Mayo businesses were allocated €9.4 in funding last year, while over 600 successful applications from Galway were allocated funding of €1.5 million.
The Fine Gael Senator says the support the Trading Online Voucher Scheme provides is important in ordinary times but even more so during the Covid-19 Pandemic on account of the public health restrictions on the physical opening of businesses.
Changes to the Scheme last year mean businesses can now apply for a second voucher to upgrade their website and online sales area, to keep pace with the latest technological developments in online retailing.