Apply for Web Presence Assistance

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Web Presence Assistance provides a non-repayable contribution to Prince Edward Island businesses to assist them in establishing a presence on the Internet. The purpose of this assistance is to help Island companies increase business by creating a website to establish online visibility and reach.

Consumers today use Internet search engines to locate companies the way previous consumer groups used the Yellow Pages. If a company isn’t visible on the Web, it’s losing an opportunity to connect with potential customers.

A website allows customers to easily find the information they want - when they want it – and allows a company to expands its potential customer base beyond those in its immediate geographic area to a global customer base.

The contribution is limited to 40% of the cost to a maximum contribution of $500.00 per small business.

Eligibility and Application

Eligible applicants include Prince Edward Island businesses and industry associations who presently
do not have a web presence and plan to undertake activities that will lead to an effective presence on the web.

A completed application form along with a written quote from a web developer outlining services to be provided should be submitted to the address below.

Projects receiving other non-repayable contributions or grants from any source are not eligible.

Eligible Activities

The types of services that may qualify include the registration of a domain name and the design, development, hosting, and search engine and mobile optimization of a website.

Applicants should discuss their requirements with an Innovation PEI representative to determine if their activity could be considered for this assistance.

Application must be submitted before any financial or legal commitment is made on the project.

More Information

Innovation PEI specializes in providing one-on-one business advisory services. Our qualified staff can also provide information regarding most business development programs offered by government agencies across Prince Edward Island. Application forms and additional information can be obtained from Innovation PEI.

You may apply for financial assistance to establish a website if your business or industry association does not already have a web presence. Contribution is limited to 40 per cent of the cost to a maximum $500.

This funding is a non-repayable contribution to design, develop, and host a website as well as to register a unique URL domain name.

What do I need to apply for Web Presence Assistance?

You must be able to answer certain questions related to your business:

  • full business name and contact information;
  • HST number, if applicable; and
  • clear description of your project and how it will help your business.

As the last step in the online application, you must attach an electronic or scanned copy of a written quote from a web developer.

Your application must be submitted before any financial or legal commitment is made on the project.

*This information is provided for information purposes and is not comprehensive and reflective of all Innovation PEI policies.Not all projects meeting the minimum assistance criteria outlined will receive funding.  Please consult with an Innovation PEI staff member for guidance specific to your company's situation. 

How long will it take to complete this online form?

You can complete this form in less than 30 minutes. You must complete the form in one sitting because the form cannot be saved.

Service Standards for Web Presence and Marketing Support Assistance

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