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Covid-19 Retail Scheme

Covid-19 Retail Scheme

Both izest Marketing and izest Start are available to help businesses apply for the latest phase of Enterprise Ireland’s Covid-19 online retail scheme funding.

izest start was established as a direct response to the pandemic. The izest marketing team saw what was happening to small businesses across every industry in Ireland and wanted to create an entry level service offering designed specifically for SMEs and start-ups. Retail businesses all around the country were forced to ditch their traditional business plans and move everything online. Some businesses were well equipped for this but for the majority of businesses who had never implemented a digital strategy or even an e-commerce website, this was an extremely challenging time.

Enterprise Ireland offered a Covid-19 online retail scheme in Phase 1 and Phase 2 of the pandemic to enable retail businesses in the industry to make the move online. It was recently announced that they will be offering this online retail scheme to certain retailers for the third time. This competitive fund has a total value of €5m and will be distributed by Enterprise Ireland on behalf of DBEI. izest start has worked with several small businesses over the past year who have received online retail grants and the results have truly been outstanding.


Successful applicants will be awarded funding to cover up to 80% of the project eligible costs with a total maximum grant of €40,000. The funding can be used to avail of all aspects of a digital strategy from email marketing to SEO. izest start offers a range of fantastic services which can get small businesses in the developing stages of their journey to a favourable position in the market. Our services include the following and more:

  • Digital marketing
  • Brand discovery
  • Brand/Logo development
  • Website design and development
  • Content strategy
  • Email marketing
  • SEO
  • Social media consultation
  • E-Commerce development
  • Digital advertising management
  • Market research


We urge businesses thinking of applying for the grant to get their applications in fast as applications will only be accepted until noon on the 25th of May. For more information on how we can increase your business’ growth or to see some of the work we have already done for other businesses, visit our website now or get in touch with us by emailing [email protected]  , [email protected] or calling +353 (0)1 685 4610

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