Technical Assistance for Micro Exporters

Technical Assistance for Micro Exporters grant

The provision of Technical Assistance for Micro Exporters grants will enable clients to explore and develop new market opportunities.

These grants will part-fund the costs that can be incurred in investigating and researching export markets, e.g. exhibiting at trade fairs, preparing marketing material and developing websites specifically targeting overseas markets.  These grants should increase the numbers of LEO clients developing new export opportunities.

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.

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

Eligible expenditure categories:

  • Trade Show exhibitor costs*
  • Export specific marketing materials
  • Export related website development

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

How do I apply for the grant?

You can download the Technical Assistance for Micro Exporters grant application form here

(Quotations will be required to accompany each application and please allow six weeks for processing).

 

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