InterTradeIreland - Funding Available for Micro-Enterprises


InterTradeIreland has recently launched a new phase of its Sales and Marketing support programmes which might be of interest to your client companies.

InterTrade Ireland 

With Brexit fast approaching, now is the time for businesses to get a foothold in the cross-border market.  We can offer eligible businesses Sales and Marketing consultancy support, which is 100% funded, to identify and capitalise on the sales opportunities on their doorstep.  The support can provide a number of benefits including:  An assessment of their export readiness capability, help with identifying cross-border sales opportunities or the development of a dedicated cross-border sales and marketing strategy.


Depending on what stage the business is at in this process, the following support is available:


  1. Trade Accelerator Voucher (TAV) – €1200 plus VAT of consultancy support to provide initial research on the cross-border market, identify competitors, secure one or two key sales opportunities or assess the capability of the business to successfully export on a cross-border basis. 


  1. Elevate - €5,700* (incl. VAT) of consultancy support to identify a pipeline of sales opportunities and develop a dedicated sales and marketing plan for the NI market.

*Euro equivalent of £5,000 maximum funding available.


To be eligible, the business must satisfy the following criteria:


  • Be a micro-enterprise with less than 10 employees
  • Turnover less than €1.8m
  • Manufacturing or Internationally Tradeable service business
  • Existing cross-border sales should not exceed 30% of your overall turnover
  • Have a sufficiently unique product/service not to displace existing products/services in the target market

Application forms can be downloaded from the InterTradeIreland website

Trade Accelerator Voucher  - find out more 

Elevate - find out more

If you think this would be of interest to any of your clients or for more information and advice, please advise them to contact Anne-Marie Mcateer on 048 30834145 or email