COVID-19 Support for Cross-border Island of Ireland Businesses

Wednesday, 20 May, 2020

InterTradeIreland has launched two specific support schemes to address key business challenges related to coronavirus (COVID-19).

The Emergency Business Solutions Programme is offering the following:

  • Guidance and direction to relevant government support and help to apply, where feasible.
  • Emergency cash flow, people, supply chain.
  • Completion of lending applications for loan support.
  • Legal Issues (HR, employment and redundancy advice, contracts, advice on leases).
  • Helping businesses diversify to offer other products or services.
  • Rapidly repositioning a business strategy.

The scheme offers 100% financial support up to £2,000/€2,250.

The E-Merge Programme provides businesses with an opportunity to develop and/or improve their online presence. It offers access to a team of consultants who have specific skills in e-Commerce, online marketing and social media.

The programme provides £2,500/€2,800 fully funded consultancy support.

Small and medium-sized manufacturing or tradable service businesses registered on the island of Ireland (North or South) that are engaged in cross-border trade may apply for both schemes.

Applications are now open and can be made online via the InterTradeIreland website.

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