Technical Assistance for Micro Exporters

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The Technical Assistance for Micro Exporters (TAME) grant enables clients to explore and develop new market opportunities. The TAME grant part-funds the costs that can be incurred 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 in any calendar year.
  • Applications must be made prior to any expenditure being incurred
  •  Successful applicants should consider using an Enterprise Ireland Mentor to develop an export/marketing plan.

The Enterprise must:


  • Not employ more than 10 people
  • The enterprise must be established, registered and operate within the geographic location of the Local Enterprise Office
  • Operate in the commercial sphere
  • Demonstrate a market for their proposed product/service
  • Engage in manufacturing or internationally traded services
  • Not have received any funding for their proposal from any other source.

What does the TAME Grant cover?


  • Participation at trade fairs and shows covering Trade Show Exhibitor costs including rental/fees relating to space/stands; foreign travel & subsistence*
  • 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


  • Travel & Subsistence Costs are only eligible for overseas trips:
  • Eligible Travel Costs: Economy Air/Ferry or Rail Fares;
  • Mileage (60c per kilometre) or
  • Economy Car Hire (mileage cannot be claimed on Car Hire)
  • Subsistence Rates: Overnight Rate – 24 hour period: €200 per day; Day rate < 24 hours €60

    Further Eligibility Criteria