Matched funding available for Devon and Somerset Small and Medium Enterprises to support their international growth (deadline: 30 November 2022)

Small and Medium sized Enterprises (SMEs) across Devon and Somerset are being encouraged to apply for funding by December 2022 to help propel their growth in international markets.

The Department for International Trade’s Internationalisation Fund provides match funding between £1,000 and £9,000 to help SMEs grow in international markets.

£390k funding, supported by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), is still available for eligible SMEs in the Heart of the South West area, which includes Devon, Somerset, Plymouth and Torbay.

The funding is available to SMEs with international growth potential, who have a product or service suitable for export overseas. The fund aims to help SMEs in England overcome barriers to enter new markets, grow their overseas trading, and strengthen their business.

Interested businesses are invited to get in touch with the Heart of the South West Growth Hub to find out if they’re eligible to apply by emailing

You can  find out more about the Internationalisation Fund HERE