Internationalisation Fund


To assist 7,600 SME nationally to improve international trade performance through co-investment from ERDF in approved activity. ​

Eligible SMEs

SME’s in England with the following characteristics: ​

  • International High Growth Potential with prospects of employment growth or productivity improvement. ​
  • A product or service suitable for international trade, or which could be developed for international trade and see international trade as a path for growth. ​
  • £500k+ sales/turnover (desirable, but those with lower sales/turnover are eligible). ​
​Available funding
  • Co-investment funding between £1k and £9k – total amount of funding available varies between Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) areas​
DIT South East Support
  • International Trade Advisers – sector-based ​
  • Bespoke and impartial one-to-one advice and support ​
  • Access to bespoke overseas market research and local support ​
  • Masterclasses and workshops on specific topics (virtual)​
  • Trade missions to selected markets (virtual)​
  • Funding for international communications review and digital proposition​
  • Funding and subsidies to access new markets

Contact details

South East International Trade Team
0330 300 0012​