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To be eligible for E-Merge businesses should:

  • Be an SME with less than 250 staff and £40million turnover.
  • Be an indigenous business registered in Ireland or Northern Ireland
  • Be active in either the manufacturing or tradeable services sectors.
  • Have an established trading history and have a proven track record, minimum 12-18mnths trading in their home market.
  • Have an established trading record in cross border trade (ie. selling products/ services into the cross border market) or have identified a potential opportunity for future cross border trade.
  • Have increasing cross border trade as the primary focus of the E-Merge project.
  • Be able to complete the E-Merge project within 4 – 6 weeks of approval.

Ineligible Sectors
Businesses involved in: Wholesale & Personal Services; Distribution; Tourism; Hospitality; Primary Agriculture; and Professional Business Services are not eligible for assistance under this scheme. However, applications from these sectors will be considered if the business has developed a unique product, system or process that provides additional value to the core business activity.

To apply for the E-Merge supports, please answer the questions below and submit your application.
All applications to E-Merge are assessed against the advertised eligibility criteria (outlined above). It is important that sufficient detail is provided in your application to allow for assessment, where limited detail is provided it is likely your application will be unsuccessful. Priority will be given to applicant companies who best meet eligibility criteria and have clearly identified how this support will assist the business during this Covid emergency period

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