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DIT Internationalisation Fund

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The Department for International Trade will soon be launching its new European Structural and Investment Fund (ESIF) for eligible businesses in the North East. Match-funded grants of between £1,000 and £9,000 will be available for future export related projects (subject to eligibility and availability).

Grants are given at 50% or 60% of your total eligible project value, depending on business location within the region.

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
  • Consultancy 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 East region and you are looking for support from DIT’s Internationalisation Fund, please fill out the short form via the new registration button below. Once we have further detail on this programme, we will be in touch (we expect the fund to open for applications at the end of November).  

For any other enquiries contact the Department for International in the North East at northeast@mobile.trade.gov.uk or call 0345 136 0169

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