We can help you explore the funding programmes and schemes available, identifying the most suitable for your business.
Get Exporting 2
Get Exporting 2 is a tailored programme of advice and assistance, both financial and one-to-one, to enable companies to begin selling overseas or to expand internationally. It is backed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) which has enabled us to provide services additional to our normal operations, and 50/50 match funding grants.*
What can you expect from signing up to the Get Exporting 2 programme?
A package of support made up of:
- Trade Adviser support
- Digital online advice on how to market yourself internationally
- One-to-one meetings to discuss individual needs and formulate your international strategy
- 50/50 match funding grants*
- Workshops on key sectors and markets
- Meet the buyer events providing opportunities to develop international sales quickly
- Market research advice
To be eligible for Get Exporting 2 you must be a small or medium-sized enterprise (SME) and have a strong desire to grow. Places on the programme are limited but if you are accepted, entry is free!
*Grants are subject to a strict criteria and may not be available for all applicants to the programme.
Innovate 2 Succeed
Innovate2Succeed is a fully-funded** programme designed to support ambitious small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) that recognise innovation plays an integral role in their growth plans. It offers up to 7 days tailored support from an Innovation Adviser and can aid your senior team to address important areas of innovation management.
**The programme is jointly funded by Innovate UK and the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).
Enterprise Europe Network (EEN)
EEN is a fully funded service that focuses on helping small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) expand into new markets, find collaborative partners and increase their competitiveness. Support includes advising on EU legislation, helping to access funding, identifying new market opportunities, providing training on entrepreneurial skills and helping companies to enhance their innovation management capacity.
EEN helps you make sense of the hundreds of funding and finance opportunities available to your business. The network can advise you on the best ways to secure funding from sources such as grants, loans and equity investment as well as through R&D tax credits. It can help you shape your business plan and put you in touch with the right investors, business angels, venture capitalists and banks. EEN can also help you access publicly funded support from regional, national and European programmes.
UK Export Finance (UKEF)
UKEF can help exporters manage risks in challenging markets, ensuring that you get paid even where the private market is not able to offer insurance.