Technical Assistance for Micro Exporters (TAME) Grant

What is the Technical Assistance for Micro Exporters (TAME) grant?

The Technical Assistance for Micro Exporters (TAME) grant is designed to help small businesses explore and tap into new market opportunities. The grant covers 50% of eligible expenses up to a maximum of €2,500 per calendar year and provides financial support for the research and development of marketing materials aimed at reaching new markets.

Is Your Business Eligible for the TAME grant?

Before you apply for the Technical Assistance for Micro Exporters grant, it’s important to ensure that your business meets the eligibility criteria. To be eligible for the grant, your business must:
  • Have less than 10 full-time employees
  • Operate in the commercial sphere
  • Demonstrate a market for your proposed product/service
  • Engage in manufacturing or internationally traded services
  • Not have received any funding for your proposal from any other source

What Can the Technical Assistance for Micro Exporters Be Used for?

The Technical Assistance for Micro Exporters marketing grant can cover various costs associated with exploring and developing new market opportunities. Specifically, this grant can be used for export-oriented activities, including:
  • Participation in international trade fairs and shows
  • Attendance at trade networking events hosted by Enterprise Europe Network
  • Marketing efforts aimed at exploring new export markets
  • Translation of existing marketing materials, such as websites and brochures
  • Development of a new website specifically for an overseas market
  • Creation of new marketing materials tailored to a specific overseas market
  • Investigating new internal or external processes to enhance your export business


  • Eligible travel expenses for overseas trips include economy air/ferry or rail fares, mileage (at 60 cents per kilometre) or economy car rental (mileage cannot be claimed for car rental). 
  • Travel and subsistence expenses are subject to the maximum limits set by LEO Dublin City, with economy flight costs included.
  • It is important to note that expenses incurred prior to the application are not eligible for reimbursement.
  • All applications must be submitted in typed form. Handwritten applications will not be accepted.

What Are the Reimbursement Conditions?

Reimbursement for the Technical Assistance for Micro Exporters (TAME) grant is available to eligible businesses under certain conditions.
  • The grant covers up to 50% of eligible costs (excluding VAT) with a maximum cumulative value of €2,500 per calendar year.
  • Applications must be made prior to incurring any expenditures, and payments for approved projects will be made upon receipt of proof of payment for all approved expenses.
  • Successful applicants have a maximum of 12 months from the date of the letter of offer or 2 months from the date of attendance at the approved trade fair to draw down the funding offer.
  • Any approved amount not drawn down by the applicable date will be automatically decommitted.
  • It is recommended to consult with an Enterprise Ireland Mentor in the development of your export/marketing plan.

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