Free Website Giveaway

Grant-Free Website

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Otrading-online-vouchersver the past 24 months, some 2,000 small Irish businesses have availed of the Local Enterprise Office [LEO] Trading Online Voucher Scheme. Offering a website grant up to the value of €2,500, Irish SMEs are encouraged to create their first website or redevelop their existing website using part funding from Enterprise Ireland. There’s a caveat. LEO will grant finance up to 50% of the cost of the website development. That means you’ve got to stump up €5,000 on upgrading your website in order to qualify for the maximum grant of €2,500.

It might be argued, as with rent subsidies or first time buyers allowance, that all this serves to do is drive up the price of getting a website!

Your first website shouldn’t cost you €2,500, let alone €5,000, but with the trading online vouchers, the temptation for web design and development companies is surely to drive up prices where buyers effectively have a discount coupon in hand. Not to mention the bureaucracy in attaining the online voucher. As LEO Dublin says themselves, the application process for the Vouchers will be a competitive process! Check out the prerequisites in the trading online voucher scheme application form.

So, it’s not for the faint-hearted, nor the small business operating as a sole trader (must be a CRO registered limited company to be eligible). It quickly becomes a less appealing proposition once you look in to it.

get-started-business-website-onlineEnter SURF MERCHANT’s trading online grant! What we grant you is your own website to get your business started online free-of-charge. No application forms, no eligibility criteria, no processing time, interviews or cross-checks. Simply request a new website and we’ll deliver it within a matter of days rather than months or years!

How it works

Complete the website request form


We deliver a brand new WordPress website licensed with ThemeCo’s best-selling XTheme (worth €50) free-of-charge, obligation-free


You have full control over where the website goes and what goes on the website

Why Give-away A Website?

Once you business has a fully functional, mobile responsive website online and generating customer traffic, we are available on a pay-as-you-go flat rate basis of €50 per hour to help make all the changes and upgrades you wish as your business develops and your business needs change.