Available to existing SME intermediaries
IT improvement funding is available to existing customs intermediaries who currently complete customs declarations on behalf of importers and exporters, have 250 employees or less and annual turnover of €50 million or less.
The IT improvement grant will provide funding toward purchasing the first year licence of a packaged software solution to increase the automation or productivity of your business in completing customs declarations.
The funding can also be used:
To buy hardware that’s needed for the software to run
To install and configure the software and hardware
For related software training.
We cannot fund bespoke software or unrelated hardware and networking costs.
According to the European Commission, SMEs are the enterprises that meet the following definition of staff headcount and either the turnover or balance sheet total definitions: