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DIT Internationalisation Fund


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The Department for International Trade has launched its new European Structural and Investment Fund (ESIF) for eligible East Midlands 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
  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


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Contact us

  If you have any queries relating to international trade why not contact us. With staff in offices across the globe and Trade Advisers in every East Midlands county, we can help you find the answers.  
  email: events@tradeEM.co.uk  
  call: 0345 052 4001  
  visit: great.gov.uk  
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Express your interest in funding

If you are in the East Midlands region and you are looking for support from DIT’s Internationalisation Fund, please fill out the short form via the link below with 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 East Midlands at events@tradeEM.co.uk or call 0345 052 4001.

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The Department for International Trade

The Department for International Trade (DIT) is the Government Department that helps UK based companies succeed in the global economy. We also help overseas companies bring their high-quality investment to the UK’s dynamic economy, acknowledged as Europe’s best place in which to succeed in global business.


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