Technical Assistance for Micro Exporters Grant

Local Enterprise Offices may provide financial support to businesses to explore and develop new market opportunities, exhibit at trade fairs, prepare marketing material and develop websites for overseas markets.

The Technical Assistance for Micro Exporters (TAME) grant enables clients to explore and develop new market opportunities. The TAME grant part-funds the costs that can be incurred investigating and researching export markets, e.g. exhibiting at Trade Fairs, preparing marketing material and developing websites specifically targeting overseas markets.

Grant Terms:

  • Grant Covers 50% of eligible costs (net of vat) to a max of €2,500 in any calendar year.
  • Applications must be made prior to any expenditure being incurred
  • Successful applicants should consider using an Enterprise Ireland Mentor to develop an export/marketing plan.

The Enterprise must:

  • Not employ more than 10 people
  • The enterprise must be established, registered and operate within the geographic location of the Local Enterprise Office
  • Operate in the commercial sphere
  • Demonstrate a market for their proposed product/service
  • Engage in manufacturing or internationally traded services
  • Not have received any funding for their proposal from any other source.

What does the TAME Grant cover?

  • Participation at trade fairs and shows covering Trade Show Exhibitor costs including rental/fees relating to space/stands; foreign travel & subsistence*
  • Participation at international trade networking events organised through the Enterprise Europe Network
  • Development of specific Marketing Materials aimed at exploring new export markets
  • Translation, e.g. of existing material (booklets, webpages, etc. for export markets
  • Development of export related websites
  • Investigation of new internal or external processes to develop export business, e.g. new business model or the carrying out of non-regulatory technical requirements

To discuss a possible Micro Exporters Grant application request a meeting with our business advisory team by completing this application form.