Government Export Funding

The Department for International Trade is launching its new European Structural and Investment Fund (ESIF) for eligible businesses across England. Match-funded grants of between £1,000 and £9,000 will be available to help with food and drink export and Internationalisation.

This is a fantastic opportunity for food and drink exporters to either kick start your international development and to help enter new export markets.

To assist experienced exporters, this funding is also a great investment to further accelerate current activities and expand your global reach.

The fund can be used to support areas including;

  • Market research

  • IP advice

  • Translation services

  • International social media

  • International SEO

  • Trade fairs

  • Independent market visits

  • Consultancy and other international commercial services

“As part of the UK government’s ongoing Food is GREAT campaign, government and British industry are aiming to boost UK trade in food and drink exports and will continue to work with exporters to help them break into new markets.”  source

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.

Find out more

The final dates for releasing this funding are still to be confirmed. If you would like more information on specific export events or export funding opportunities such as this, please contact us for more details.

A recent case study of how we secured several new markets by utilising Government funding can be found below

Seabrook Case Study

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