ERDF e-Commerce Grant Scheme


This is the sixth ERDF scheme for SMEs launched this year by the Parliamentary Secretariat for the EU Presidency 2017 and EU Funds.

Key characteristics:

Overall Scheme BUDGET of € 5,000,000, with indicative annual thresholds of €1,000,000.

GRANT of up to 50% of the eligible costs and up to €5,000, subject also to compliance with de minimis state aid rules (i.e. up to maximum €200,000 over a 3 years fiscal period)

TARGET GROUP: Micro, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SME) that do not have as yet an e-Commerce platform, nor internal capabilities to develop one.


This Scheme aims to support enterprises in increasing their competitiveness by integrating e-commerce in their day-to-day operations. It thus supports investment in the design, development, implementation and delivery of an e-commerce website and/or a mobile application, or an upgrade of an existing website or mobile application to enable online sales/bookings.  The end product should be an e-commerce website/mobile application with a content management system and in compliance with current industry standard e-commerce security practices.  The e-Commerce website/mobile application should incorporate an online payment gateway and support at least basic analytics like:

  • Design, development, implementation and delivery of an e-commerce website and/or mobile application to meet the needs of the beneficiary SME.
  • Development, implementation and delivery of all technical elements to enable the function of the website and/or mobile application including a CMS for use to upload content, secure online payment integration, including an online graphical product or service catalogue.
  • Development, implementation and delivery of all technical elements to allow the successful integration of a payment system including appropriate electronic communication channels.
  • Integration of appropriate web analytics software to allow SMEs to generate data reports on web traffic to and from the website and/or mobile application.
  • Creation of a design for the website and/or mobile application that is in line with the brand identity of the SME.
  • Registering and hosting of the site on secure servers.
  •  Compliance across all website and/or mobile application design and development with at least W3C Level A accessibility guidelines.
Eligible Costs
Cost of services procured from an external service provider registered under the Scheme, in connection with:
  • ​Domain name registration
  • Hosting fees
  • Content Management System (CMS) software including required licenses
  • e-commerce Website and/or Mobile Application design in line with the brand identity of the organisation
  • Shopping Cart integration
  • Other Set-up fees.​

This Scheme is managed through an open rolling call for applications with the first cut-off date set for Tuesday 28th February 2017.

For further details and enquiries, please contact us on or on 99975380.
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