COVID-19 Digital Selling Capability Grant for Retail and Wholesale

Check your eligibility

To make an application, you will need to provide:

  • Your business name.
  • Your contact name and number.
  • Your business address and postcode.
  • The date you established your business in Northern Ireland. 
  • Number of people you employ in Northern Ireland.
  • The financial year end of your business.
  • The annual turnover of your business.
  • The balance sheet total of your business. 
  • Annual accounts and financial projections including offline and online sales
  • Details of the project with costs, tasks and timelines.
  • Your company registration number (if applicable) issued by Companies House, beginning with NI followed by six numbers, for example NI123456.

You will also need to provide electronically:

  • Supplier quotation(s) for all the project costs included in the application form. It is advisable you shop around and get quotes from a few potential suppliers but please only attach the preferred supplier quotation(s).

The maximum file size of each attached document is 20MB.

The online application process takes approximately one hour to complete. You can save your application and return to it at any time, prior to the closing date of 6pm Wednesday 7 October 2020.

Is your business eligible?

Answer the following questions to find out if you can apply.

Q1 - Is your business based in Northern Ireland?
Q2 - Are you a retail or wholesale business?
Q3 - Is your business a small or medium sized enterprise (SME)?
  • Employing between 10 and 249 full-time staff
  • With an annual turnover not exceeding £42.5 million and a balance sheet total not exceeding £36.5 million
Q4 - Has your business been trading profitably for at least two years and is it currently solvent?
Q5 - Does your retail or wholesale business sell a physical product, or a range of physical products, that can be sold online and shipped to customers?
Q6 - Does your business have an existing online presence such as a business website or social media channels?
Q7 - In the past 12 months, or in the most recent financial year prior to 29 February 2020, has more than 50% of your revenue come from offline sales instead of online sales?
Q8 - Will your project receive any other public funding such as government or European Union funding?
Q9 - Will your project have a minimum eligible expenditure of £10,000?
Find out more about eligible activities here
Q10 - Are you able to deliver your project, pay the costs in full and submit your claim to Invest NI before 26 March 2021?

Sorry, from your answers your business does not meet the eligibility criteria for the COVID-19 Digital Selling Capability Grant.

You can find out more about the COVID-19 Digital Selling Capability Grant eligibility criteria here:

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