September 21, 2020
Business News

Fighting back: Seven well-known Wicklow retailers get digital funding boost

Seven local retailers have been awarded funding to strengthen their online visibility and offerings to help them to reach a wider customer base.

All of the companies were approved for funding through the Covid-19 Online Retail Scheme, which is administered by Enterprise Ireland and involves grants of up to €40,000.

The successful Wicklow applicants are :
*Fishers of Newtownmountkennedy;
*The Outdoor Adventure Store (Liffey Street) Limited;
*The Butler’s Pantry (Holdings) Limited;
*Rath-Wood Home and Garden World Limited;
*Heels and Wardrobe Limited;
*Amphibian King Limited;
*Murphy’s Liquidation Furiture Limited.

The funding is part of phase one of the scheme, which will see the successful applicants receive funding ranging from €16,000 to €40,000 to assist their business. The average grant value is €35,500.

The second phase of the €6.5 million scheme will be announced by Enterprise Ireland in the coming weeks and is set to benefit more than 180 businesses.

Speaking at the announcement of the first round of funding, Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment, Leo Varadkar, said: “The Government has put a wide range of financial measures in place to help businesses respond to the Covid-19 pandemic.

“The Covid-19 Online Retail Scheme was introduced back in April to help indigenous Irish retailers to get better established online – which was essential to get through the crisis and is even more important now as they seek to expand their customer base for the future,” he concluded.

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