International Trade Development Grant

The International Trade Development Grant provides targeted financial assistance to new and existing enterprises throughout the County Borough to help small and medium sized businesses (SMEs) in Wales relaunch, develop, their import/export capabilities and grow to help drive Wales’ economic recovery.

The International Trade Development Grant aims to support a wide range of development activities with a focus on helping enterprises achieve their long-term business ambitions, through quantifiable economic, environmental and social outputs that will add value to their operations through an enhancement of their production, service and output capabilities.

Each application will be assessed by officers on a case by case basis to determine eligible works. Applicants will be able to apply for assistance towards Revenue activity under specific funding “themes”.  Eligible items may include:

  • Training.
  • Publications / Subscriptions.
  • Certifications / Accreditations.
  • Overseas marketing.  (Assessed on a case by case basis)
  • Visit to Trade Fairs and Exhibitions. (Assessed on a case by case basis)

Who can apply?

The Fund is open to existing Businesses and new Business Start Ups in all sectors, Micro, Small and Medium Sized Enterprises, established Community Groups or Social Enterprises; Sole Traders; Partnerships, Limited Companies, Community Businesses, Co-operatives and Registered Social Landlords.

What level of fund is available?

Business Development & Support (Revenue)– The grant for this theme will be a maximum of 50% of reasonable eligible costs, up to a maximum grant award of £2,000 exclusive of VAT (if applicable). Each application will be considered on the basis of its specific circumstances.

All grants are at the discretion of the Council and are subject to budget availability. The amount of grant offered will be assessed on an individual project basis, taking into account of the economic, environmental and social benefits arising. There is limited allocation of grant funding and will be awarded on a competitive basis.


For information regarding the grant, contact our International Trade Support Officer: Sarah Gaze

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Finance Wales | Welsh European Funding Office