An Internationalisation Fund is Available to England Businesses

All eligible businesses in England can apply for grant funding.

From the Department for International Trade, these match-funded grants are from £1,000-£9,000.

Businesses wanting to apply will need to fund a proportion of the costs themselves, which varies depending on where the business is based and will be 40 or 50% of the total cost.

At the moment, the fund is only available throughout England and applications for business in London have now closed.

This fund can support things like:

  • Market research
  • Intellectual property 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?

To be eligible for the fund, your business must fall into the following categories:

  • Based in England
  • small to medium-sized with p to 250 employees
  • annual turnover is less than €50 million or the annual balance sheet does not exceed €43 million
  • Have no more than 25% of capital or voting rights owned by another company or companies if the collective total of the ownership group exceeds the threshold above
  • Own no more than 25% of another company or companies if the collective total of the ownership group exceeds the threshold outlined above

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