InterTradeIreland are offering 100% financial support up to £2,000/€2,250 towards professional advice to address key business challenges as a result of Covid-19.
To qualify for this support you must be:

• a manufacturing or tradeable service business registered on the island of Ireland (North or South)
• engaged in cross border trade
• have a satisfactory trading history (min. 12-18 months) 
• have the capacity to deliver the project
• have less than 250 employees and annual turnover of less than £40 million (or Euro Equivalent)
 
All applications are assessed against the eligibility criteria. It is important that sufficient detail is provided in your application to allow for assessment and where limited detail is provided it is likely your application will be unsuccessful.  Priority will be given to businesses who best meet eligibility criteria and have clearly identified how this support will assist the business during this Covid emergency period.  
  
If you wish to apply for this support please answer the questions below and submit your application to us through this portal.

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* 1. Business Contact Details

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* 2. Business Information

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* 3. Where is your business located?

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* 4. What % of your trade/turnover relates to trade in the opposite jurisdiction to where you are based(NI/Ireland)?

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* 5. Please choose which sector best describes your business

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* 8. Please provide a detailed overview of your business including details of your main product/services and markets (please ensure that you provide as much detail as possible so that your application can be assessed).

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* 9. Please provide details of your key customers and suppliers who you trade with on a cross border basis i.e NI/Ireland 

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* 10. Funding is available to support businesses with specific issues.  Please select a maximum of 3 key areas where you require support.

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* 11. Please describe in detail the impact or anticipated impact of the Covid-19 crisis on your business with specific reference to the issues you have selected above (please ensure that you provide as much detail as possible so that your application can be assessed)

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* 12. Please tell us if you had any involvement (previous/current) with InterTradeIreland and/or any other state agency i.e. Enterprise Ireland/Invest NI (Please include details of Covid-19 support received)

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* 13. This programme operates under Article 3 (1) of the De Minimis Regulation (EC) No 1998 / 2006. For the purposes of this, has the business been approved De Minimis Aid by any state body in the last 3 years?

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* 14. If you selected 'Yes' to the question above, please provide details including the 'Type(s) of Aid', the 'Amount(s) Received' and the 'Date(s) Received'

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* 15. The next stage of this application is to choose a Service Provider based on the key areas that you have identified in questions 10 & 11.  Have you already identified a Service Provider?

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* 16. Please choose here if you would like to receive our Ezine to update you about our business supports, free events, and news that may interest you

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* 17. Terms and Conditions

  1. A business can only avail of one 'Emergency Business Solution' support
  2. There is a limited budget for the 'Emergency Business Solution' support and InterTradeIreland reserve the right to fund only those applications, which, in the opinion of InterTradeIreland, demonstrate a clear need and readiness to engage in this process.
  3. The 'Emergency Business Solution' support are non-transferable;
  4. The 'Emergency Business Solution' is provided under the European Commission Regulation on De Minimis Aid as stated in the application for the Emergency Business Solution. It should be noted that a false declaration by a business resulting in the threshold of €200,000 being exceeded could later give rise to the aid being recovered with interest;
  5. Company registration numbers may be checked on the Companies House website at www.companieshouse.gov.uk or with the Company Registration Office at www.cro.ie;
  6. Businesses participating in the 'Emergency Business Solution' support acknowledge that their client/professional relationship shall be strictly between the Service Provider and the Business. InterTradeIreland shall not be responsible for any costs or expenses of the business other than those payable by it pursuant to 'Emergency Business Solutions'.
  7. InterTradeIreland assumes no duty of care towards any business, nor shall it have any liability whatsoever or howsoever arising in connection with the appointment of a Service Provider (including without limitation for any loss or damage incurred in connection with the advice received from a Service Provider);
  8. Submission of this application shall constitute an acknowledgement of the business’s acceptance of these terms and conditions.

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* 18. GDPR: Any personal information which you provide to InterTradeIreland will be obtained and processed in compliance with GDPR regulations. The information in application forms are used by InterTradeIreland in the processing of your application and for ongoing administrative purposes between you and InterTradeIreland. For more information please visit our website -www.intertradeireland.com/site-pages/privacy-policy/

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