Fine Gael TD for Dublin Fingal, Alan Farrell has welcomed the news that €514,451 in support has been approved for local companies in Fingal who have availed of the Trading Online Voucher Scheme, as of June 12th. The scheme is managed by the Department of Communication, Climate Action & Environment in conjunction with the Department of Business, Enterprise & Innovation.
Deputy Farrell said, “I am delighted that local businesses are engaging with this scheme that will assist companies adapt to, or improve, their existing online presence. This will boost their ability to reach customers remotely.”
“As of June 12th, there have been 199 vouchers approved in Fingal and a further 103 vouchers are awaiting approval.”
Deputy Farrell continued, “The pandemic has, as we all know, had a massive impact on businesses right across our country, effecting every sector and every household. I am committed to ensuring that SMEs are given the necessary support they need to return to growth once more. The Trading Online Voucher Scheme is one example of the actions taken so far and is part of a larger €12bn package to support the business community.”
“More schemes like these will be needed in the months and years ahead to help get our people back to work.”
Deputy Farrell added, “There has been significant demand for this scheme and accordingly the budget has been increased to support as many SMEs as possible, the overall budget now stands at €19.8m, having risen from €2.3m.”
“There will undoubtedly be some hard days ahead for our country as we begin to rebuild our economy, in the aftermath of the Covid-19 lockdown, however, we have come through collective hardship before and I have no doubt that we will rise to this challenge and create a stronger and more resilient economy for all.”