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TAME: Technical Assistance for Micro Exporters

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TAME: Technical Assistance for Micro Exporters

Grants under the Technical Assistance for Micro Exporters (TAME) enables micro-businesses to explore and develop new market opportunities. TAME grants part-funds the costs incurred when investigating and researching export markets enabling small businesses to more cost-effectively explore and develop new market opportunities. The TAME Grant can be used in a variety of ways to investigate and research export markets for your business, see our Eligible Expenditure Categories below. 

Eligible Expenditure Categories include:

  • 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 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 non-regulatory technical requirements)
  • *Economy Flight Costs are eligible with other travel and subsistence costs subject to the Local Enterprise Office maximum limits.

How Does My Business Apply for a TAME Grant?

Click here to download application form and guidelines and return your form to

TAME Grant T&Cs:

  • Grant covers 50% of eligible costs (net of VAT) to a maximum of €2500

  • 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 or marketing plan

  • Entrants must be enterprises not employing more than 10 people

  • Enterprises located within the geographic location of Longford Local Enterprise Office

  • Enterprises must operate in the commercial sphere

  • Enterprises must demonstrate a market for their proposed product/service

  • Enterprises engaged in manufacturing or internationally traded services

  • Enterprises must be an innovative businesses with prototype products

  • Enterprises must not have received any funding for this proposal from any other source

Click here for Technical Assistance for Micro Exporters’ Grant Funding Guidelines