The Department for International Trade’s Internationalisation Fund: North West

30th April 2021, 9:09 am

Grant funding available via new fund for eligible businesses in England.

From 14th December 2020,  we have been able to provide grants to companies through the European Structural and Investment Fund programme . To recap, our grants can support £9,000 of a project cost on a 50%/50% basis (matched funding programme minimum of £1,000 maximum £9,000) – see attached flyer for further detail. ESIF NW Flyer

Eligible expenditure: Advice from third party private sector experts to help SMEs prepare for international trade, which may include:- market research, market selection and entry advice, advice on Intellectual Property Rights, cross cultural negotiation support and standards, translation and cultural advice, international trade legal advice, PR support, international social media and search engine optimisation, international marketing, routes to market/agency advice, overseas business environment, and due diligence. Also supports SME participation in Trade Fairs, Missions and market development visits . Ineligible expenditure: production/operational costs, direct subsidies, routine expenditure, capital costs, salary/employment costs, purchase of assets.

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