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Grants for Export Activities | Application Deadline 31 December 2022


Planning on exhibiting or visiting an overseas tradeshow in January or February 2023? Are you in need of support with your export activities?

A one off match funding ranging from £1,000 to £9,000 is available to SMEs based in the UK (excluding London, the East of England and Cornwall) through the DIT Internationalisation Fund. This scheme is funded through the European Regional Development Fund.

Funding must be pre-approved by a DIT International Trade Advisor (ITA) and it can’t be backdated. Eligibility related to turnover, products and growth potential and availability of funds applies.

To secure a grant through this scheme, you will need to fund a proportion of your costs yourself. I.e. to achieve a grant of £9,000 you must have £18,000 worth of approved expenses, although this can vary depending on where your business is based and could be either 40 or 50% of the total cost.

The application deadline is on the 31st of December 2022, but funds are limited. We advise you to contact your local DIT region for further details on eligibility criteria and how to apply. Click here for more information.

Note: Support provided by DIT through the UK Tradeshow Programme, to exhibit or visit various European shows, is still available. This is a separate scheme to the aforementioned Internationalisation Fund. To learn more about eligibility criteria and upcoming deadlines, visit: