Frequently Asked Questions about Local Enterprise Funding

Here are some of the frequently asked questions about local enterprise funding, in relation to the Trading Online Voucher (TOV) from the LEO. If there is anything else that you wish to know, pop us a message and we will address that as well. No question is too big or too small for these Sidekicks!

How much do I have to spend?

There is up to €2,500 local enterprise funding available. The LEO will give businesses a refund of 50% of the total ex VAT cost of the project, so for example, if you spend €3,000 on the project you will get €1,500 refunded from the LEO.
If you spend €500, you will get €250 and so on. The max refund you can get is €2,500, therefore to make the most of the funding, a project in the region of €5k ex vat would mean you would get €2,500 back 

How much is a social media package/website etc?

This varies from business to business. Each business has its own requirements and its own story. In a nutshell, anything that helps you TRADE ONLINE is covered, as it’s called the Trading Online Voucher. We can help you with:

  • Adding a shop or booking system to your website
  • Improving the customer experience on your website, making it easier to buy
  • creating a new website with a shop or booking system
  • Improve SEO
  • Google or Facebook/Instagram Ads
  • Branding/Logo
  • Social Media 
  • Digital Marketing Strategy

I’ve started my website but it’s not finished, can I still apply for the local enterprise funding grant?

You can only use the local enterprise funding, for money spent AFTER you get approved for the funding.

Is there an obligation to go with Sidekick after the local enterprise funding application?

We can chat with you, give you a no-obligation quote, and then you can choose whether to go with us or not. It is entirely up to you, who you choose as the supplier when applying for the funding.

What do I do next?

The next step to increasing your online sales is a very simple one. You could book in for a call with Dorothy, who will explain the process and how we will assist you every step of the way. Our team at Sidekick Media do exactly that; we will be your sidekicks as your business steps forward and grows.

I have already received a TOV, can I apply for the second one?

Yes! We love to hear that people have already received a trading online voucher. But this is not the end of the story. You may already have a beautiful website but now we want to get people onto it. We all know stunning shops down a lane that do not have the customer base that they deserve, simply because people have not found them.
The second TOV can be used to market a website in order to increase sales. With all the passion and hard work that goes into a business website, you deserve to be seen!

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