Going Global Fund

NOTE: This Fund has been discontinued as of Oct 2013.

Overview of the Going Global Fund

The Going Global Fund is a competitive fund which is focused on locally trading companies that have successfully established businesses in Ireland, and wish to explore opportunities to internationalise their business as a route to growth.

The fund is designed to assist successful applicants to;

  • evaluate and assess overseas market opportunities,
  • develop plans to localise their current service/product offer for overseas markets,
  • identify suitable channels to international markets,
  • examine possibilities for web-enabling its service offer for export markets and,
  • conduct or carry out overseas market research.


Am I eligible?

The fund is open to existing and potential clients of Enterprise Ireland that meet the following criteria:

  • Carries out an eligible service activity or has a manufacturing business in the Republic of Ireland.
  • Has received less than €50,000 in funding from Enterprise Ireland over the last 5 years (excluding Employment Subsidy Scheme support)
  • Employs 10 or more full-time employees.
  • Has been generating reasonable levels of revenue for at least 2 years.

What is the maximum funding available?

The maximum support is €25,000 grant.

The maximum support rate is 50% of all eligible costs. Eligible costs include wages/salaries; consultancy costs; travel and subsistence in addition to overhead costs.

Funding is approved by an Enterprise Ireland committee on a competitive basis and will be subject to an assessment process.

How to apply?

  • Applicants must download and read the Going Global Reference Document [pdf format].
  • Download Application Form [word format] OR Application Form [pdf format].
  • All applications for funding should be discussed with your Enterprise Ireland Adviser prior to submission.  Salaries/wages and overheads may only be included in your application following discussions with your Enterprise Ireland Adviser.
  • Following discussions with your Enterprise Ireland adviser, please complete the application, attach the company's latest set of annual financial accounts and submit before the call close date.
  • Applications should be emailed to the Enterprise Ireland Going Global Fund email address: csugoingglobal@enterprise-ireland.com

Alternatively, if you are not currently a client of Enterprise Ireland, new applicants should contact the Get Export Ready Team on 01-7272829 or email going.global@enterprise-ireland.com

Any expenditure incurred prior to the call close date will not be considered eligible for support.

Call close dates

NOTE: This Fund has been discontinued as of Oct 2013.

Key contact/more information

For more information on the Going Global Fund, contact the Get Export Ready Team
01-7272829 or going.global@enterprise-ireland.com

Enterprise Ireland clients can contact their Enterprise Ireland Adviser to discuss.

For more information on how Enterprise Ireland works with companies to develop their exports, go to our Export Section.