Technical Assistance for Micro Exporters

Technical Assistance for Micro Exporters’ grants will part-fund the cost 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. These grants should increase the numbers of Local Enterprise Office (LEO) Dublin City clients developing new export opportunities.

Grant Terms:

  • Grant covers 50% of eligible costs (net of vat) to 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/marketing plan

Projects eligible for support include:

  • Enterprises not employing more than 10 people
  • Enterprises located within the geographic location of the LEO Dublin City i.e. Dublin 1-17 and 20
  • Enterprise 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 process to develop export business, e.g. new business model or the carrying out of non-regulatory requirements

*Note – Economy Flight Costs are eligible with other travel and subsistence costs subject to the LEO Dublin City maximum limits.

Application

To apply for Technical Assistance for Micro Exporters, please fill out the form at the link below and return by email to exports@dublincity.ie

Technical Assistance for Micro Exporters application form

Businesses can apply for a maximum 3 export assistance supports – one per calendar year. To make a 2nd or 3rd application for Technical Assistance for Micro Exporters you must submit a report highlighting the progress made since the previous event.

For further information please contact Ailish Smyth by email at exports@dublincity.ie

 

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