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Export for Growth Grants - Limited Time to Apply

Wednesday, 17 April 2019

Grant funding is available for businesses in the Leeds and Sheffield city regions, to help expand overseas sales.

The Exporting for Growth programme is aimed at companies wishing to develop their international business or get started with international trade. The programme provides funding for first time and experienced exporters alike.

The programme has an original budget of £6.7 million. As of February 2019, there is around £70,000 still available.

Firms based in the Leeds City Region, which includes nine local authority area across West, North and South Yorkshire; and in the Sheffield City Region, which also covers Barnsley Doncaster and Rotherham, are eligible to apply for up to £3,000 towards overseas trade activities. Businesses in the Humber area can apply for a maximum grant of £2,000.

In addition to the funding, companies will receive impartial and tailored advice from an International Trade Adviser who will assist businesses throughout the process and project.

The grants are available to help pay for a range of services that are often essential for businesses that are exploring or expanding overseas sales. In order to receive support, businesses must be small to medium in size (SMEs) and create a minimum of one full time job role as part of the project.
Ingunn Vallumroed, ERDF project manager at the DIT, said:

"Through organisations such as ExportExchange, we have had lots of applications for Export for Growth grants and more than 350 Leeds City Region businesses have used this funding so far to grow or initiate overseas sales.

"This funding really will end in May, or when the current pot of £70,000 is used up, so it’s essential to get in touch as soon as possible to avoid missing out."

The funding is due to close in May 2019, so applications must be submitted at the earliest convenience.

Find out if you can apply and how at: https://www.scrgrowthhub.co.uk/exporting-for-growth/

News Article From: Kirklees 4 Business | Open 4 Business

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