Export grant

Are you looking to develop new export Markets? 

We may be able to assist through our Marketing Export Grants.

Export Grants will part-fund 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.

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

  • Trade Show Exhibitor costs*
  • Export Specific Marketing Materials
  • Export related website development
  • *Note -   Economy Flight Costs are eligible with other travel and subsistence costs subject to the Local Enterprise Office maximum limits.

Ineligible Expenditure items include the following:

The following activities cannot be grant aided under Technical Assistance for Micro Exporters’ Grant:

  • achieving compliance with statutory regulation or legislation
  • standard training courses
  • ineligible sectors as defined by the Financial Instrument
  • Domestic trade fairs and shows unless proven that overseas buyers participate;
  • Researching expanding market/sales activities within the Republic of Ireland;
  • Researching into existing markets for existing products;
  • Attendance at international conferences, summits, forums, symposiums, stand-alone company events are not eligible for support.
  • The LEO must be satisfied that the proposal does not qualify for assistance elsewhere, ie. EnterpriseIreland, Leader Partnerships, Bord Bia, etc.

For an application form please click here and go to application form no. 7.