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Technical Assistance for Micro Exporters

A 'Technical Assistance for Micro Exporters' grant enables clients to explore and develop new market opportunities. This grant part-funds the costs incurred when 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 maximum 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/marketlng plan.

Projects eligible for support include:

  • Enterprises not employing more than 10 people
  • Enterprises located within the remit of Local Enterprise Office Tipperary
  • Enterprises operating in the commercial sphere
  • Enterprises who can demonstrate a market for their proposed product/service
  • Enterprises engaged in manufacturing or internationally traded services
  • Innovative businesses with prototype products
  • Enterprises who have not 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 processes to develop export business, e.g. new business model or the carrying out of non-regulatory technical requirements;

To view / download the full application form, complete with information, terms and conditions, click

*Note - Economy flight costs are eligible with other travel and subsistence costs subject to the Local Enterprise Office maximum limits.