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DIT Internationalisation Fund

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The Department for International Trade will shortly be launching its new European Structural and Investment Fund (ESIF) for eligible North West businesses. Match-funded grants of between £1,000 and £9,000 will be available for future activity (subject to eligibility and availability).

To secure a grant, you will need to fund a proportion of your costs yourself. This varies according to where your business is based and will be either 40% or 50% of the total cost.

The fund can be used to support areas including (but not exclusively limited to):  

  • Market research 
  • IP advice
  • Translation services
  • International social media/ SEO
  • Trade fairs (where no TAP funding is available)
  • Independent market visits
  • Cosultancy and other international commercial services 

Is your business eligible?

  • The company must be a small or medium sized enterprise (SME) with up to 250 employees
  • No more than 25% of the business is owned by an enterprise which is not a SME
  • Annual turnover does not exceed €50 million or annual balance sheet does not exceed €43 million

Express your interest in funding

If you are in the North West region and are looking for support from DIT’s Internationalisation Fund, please fill out the short form via the link below. Please include details of your business and we will get in touch with you shortly.

Register Interest

For any other enquiries contact the Department for International Trade at erdfinfo@tradenw.org or call 0333 320 0392.


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