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A number of prominent retailers in Donegal are set to benefit from new funding under the Government’s Online Retail Scheme.
The recipients, announced today, will receive funding ranging from €16,000 to €40,000 to strengthen their online offering. The average grant value is €36,700 and covers up to 80% of project costs.
The Donegal companies are:
- Cavanagh Nets Ltd
- Custcare Ltd t/a The Bookmark
- Edward Slevin and Company Ltd
- Foy and Company (Ballybofey) Ltd
- Greenes Letterkenny Ltd
- James E. Hegarty and Co. Ltd
- Magees Pharmacy (Letterkenny) Ltd
- The Templecrone Cooperative Agricultural Society Ltd
- Triona Crafts Ltd
Joe McHugh TD for Donegal said: “Retailers in Donegal have been hit extremely hard by COVID-19 and many have had to move their sales online or expand their existing online offering. That’s why the Government has been working to ensure they are supported in doing so during this challenging time.
“Today my colleague the Minister of State for Business, Employment and Retail Damien English TD, has announced a €5.3 million Online Retail Scheme. I’m pleased to say that retailers in Donegal are going to benefit from the funding, which is administered by Enterprise Ireland.
“This is the second call of the Covid-19 Online Retail Scheme and it is targeted at retailers who already have an online presence to help them strengthen their online offering and enable them to reach a wider customer base. The successful applicants will receive funding ranging from €16,000 to €40,000 with an average grant value of €36,700 covering up to 80% of project costs.
“Fine Gael has always supported small and medium businesses as we know they are the backbone of local economies in towns and villages right around the country. 70% of the successful applicants for this scheme are actually located outside Dublin and I am delighted that hard pressed retailers across Donegal are benefitting,” McHugh concluded.