e-Commerce Grant Scheme €5M

E-Commerce represents an opportunity for businesses to exploit their potential to increase their market share and reach new markets.

Notwithstanding the island’s strong IT infrastructure, enterprises in Malta have not as yet taken advantage of this reality that offers SMEs extensive possibilities, particularly in facilitating their internationalisation efforts by reaching new clients and markets through online selling.

The measure shall support SMEs through a non-repayable Grant to part-finance investment towards the design, development, implementation and delivery of an e-commerce website and/or a mobile application, or the upgrade of an existing website or mobile application, to enable online sales/bookings through the integration of an e-commerce payment gateway featuring a product/service catalogue and a shopping cart.

Services shall be procured from external service providers registered with the IB under the Scheme.

Aid under the Scheme shall be granted in accordance with Commission Regulation (EU) No 1407/2013 of 18 December 2013 on the application of Articles 107 and 108 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union to de minimis aid.

Maximum Grant capped at €5,000, part-financing eligible expenditure up to 50%.

Eligible costs:

  • Domain name registration
  • Hosting
  • Content Management System (CMS), software including required licenses
  • e-commerce Website and/or Mobile Application design
  • Shopping Cart integration
  • Other Set-up fees (including setting up and configuration of the CMS system, system design, customisation and development, integration with payment system/s, implementation of the required security features, testing and go live).

The measure shall be administered and managed through an open rolling call.