Micro Exporters Grant

Unlock export markets with help from Local Enterprise Office Westmeath

TAME Grant - LEO Individual Website

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.

The grant is called: ‘Technical Assistance for Micro Exporters’ and can cover up to 50% of qualifying expenditure, up to a maximum of €2,500 (excluding VAT).

The grant is designed to help micro enterprises explore, develop and unlock new overseas markets for their products and services, within Europe and beyond.

If you want unlock export markets….

Take the first steps by talking to the team here at your Local Enterprise Office.

Deborah Stenson, LEO Westmeath  is on hand to answer your questions.

If this grant will support the development of your business (and if your business is eligible), she will ask you to fill out a short application form.

You can contact Deborah by telephone on 044 933 8945 or by email to localenterprise@westmeathcoco.ie.

Top Tip: Start researching the costs of your planned expenditure and getting written quotations as soon as possible. However, it’s important to remember that applications can only be submitted to your Local Enterprise Office before you incur any expenditure which are potentially “eligible costs”.

Don’t forget…

The maximum Technical Assistance for Micro Exporters grant is €2,500 (excluding VAT), up to a maximum of 50% of eligible costs. Micro enterprises cannot receive more than one Technical Assistance for Micro Exporters’ grant per year.

Eligibility criteria, and general conditions of the Financial Support Instruments apply.

The Local Enterprise Offices are co-funded by the Irish Government and the European Regional Development Fund 2014-2020.

Grant terms, eligible projects and expenditure

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.
  • Successful applicants should consider using an Enterprise Ireland Mentor to develop an export/marketing plan.

 

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

 

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;

* Note: 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

 

 Click on below link to download the application form

 

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