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The Department for International Trade’s Internationalisation Fund

The Department for International Trade’s Internationalisation Fund: North West
Grant funding available via new fund for eligible businesses in England.

What is the fund?
The Department for International Trade has launched its new Internationalisation Fund for eligible businesses in England. The fund is designed to support businesses looking to grow their international trade. SME’s can apply for match-funded grants of between £1,000 and £9,000 which will be available for proposed future activities (subject to eligibility).

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

Funding is subject to availability within your region, and will be prioritised for businesses who can demonstrate they have high export potential.

Eligible Activity
The fund can be used to support areas including but not limited to:

  • PR
  • Market Research
  • IPR
  • Translation / Cultural Advice
  • Social Media and SEO
  • Participation in trade shows
  • Market development
  • Routes to Market
  • Overseas Business Environment / Due Diligence

To find out more about the fund, please contact Lesley Robinson on lesleyr@cumbriachamber.co.uk.