Go Forth Stirling launches e-commerce grant scheme

Go Forth Stirling's, Danielle McRorie-Smith

A NEW grant scheme will help businesses revamp their online shop as part of Go Forth Stirling’s ongoing Covid-19 business support package.

The team at Go Forth is launching an e-commerce grant offering match-funded contributions of up to £1000 to help Stirling businesses either start trading online or develop their existing online activity.

The scheme will offer support to the self-employed, sole-traders plus micro and small businesses who are members of the city’s Business Improvement District (BID).

It will give Stirling’s shops the chance to showcase their goods and increase sales both on the high street and online.

Danielle McRorie-Smith, Go Forth Stirling BID Project director, said: “With more and more people shopping online due to the lockdown, the new Stirling e-commerce grant scheme offers businesses the chance to develop an extra dimension to the services they currently provide by either creating an online presence or revitalising the appearance of their current online platform. 

“Online shopping is not only part of the future, it is very much the present and the support we are offering through this initiative will help local businesses navigate the huge challenges the coronavirus pandemic has presented.

“It will also help preserve their presence on the high street by improving online platforms and giving shoppers more of an insight into what’s on offer both on and offline.”

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