Technical Assistance for Micro Exporters

Technical Assistance for Micro Exporter's Grant enables clients to explore and develop new market opportunities. This grants part-funds the costs that can be incurred in investigating and researching export markets, e.g. exhibiting at Trade Fairs, preparing marketing material and developing websites specifically targeting overseas markets.

 

Grant Terms:

 

  • Grant Covers 50% of eligible costs (net of vat) to a max of €2 500.
  • Applications must be made prior to any expenditure being incurred
  • Payments will be made to approved projects on receipt of proof of payment of all qualifying and approved expenses.
  • Successful applicants should consider using an Enterprise Ireland Mentor to develop an export/marketlng plan.

Projects eligible for support include:

 

  • Enterprises not employing more than 10 people;
  • Enterprises located within the geographic location of the Local Enterprise Office
  • Enterprises operating in the commercial sphere
  • Enterprises must demonstrate a market for their proposed product/service
  • Enterprises engaged in manufacturing or internationally traded services
  • Innovative businesses with prototype products
  • Enterprises must not have received any funding for this proposal from any other source

Eligible Expenditure categories

 

  • Participation at trade fairs and shows covering Trade Show Exhibitor costs including rental/fees relating to space/stands;
  • Participation at International trade networking events organised through the Enterprise Europe Network;
  • Development of specific Marketing Materials aimed at exploring new export markets;
  • Translation, e.g. of existing material (booklets, webpages, etc. for export markets;
  • Development of export related websites;
  • Investigation of new internal or external processes to develop export business, e.g. new business model or the carrying out of non-regulatory technical requirements;

*Note - Economy Flight Costs are eligible with other travel and subsistence costs subject to the Local Enterprise Office maximum limits.

 

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