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Terms & Conditions

The Chelmsford International Trade Support Funding programme is provided by Chelmsford City Council in partnership with the Essex Chambers of Commerce.

Funding period – Applications will close on 28 February 2023 or earlier if all funding is allocated before this date.  

All applications will be thoroughly checked to ensure the business meets all the qualifying criteria.

You will be notified within 7 working days from receipt of your application as to whether your business is successful.

Once your application is approved your business must provide any necessary information to the Chamber in order to utilise the funded support.

On reviewing the International Trade needs Essex Chambers of Commerce will provide a bespoke support package using in-house expertise as well as out-sourcing to trusted partners and organisations.

Benefits, Events and Training allocations* covered by the funding support package must be used during the 6 month funded period**.
*Training and Event allocation must booked in the 6 month funded period but undertaken after this date.
** The 6 month allocation period commences from the approved application date
Allocations may be carried forward at the ECC discretion but no refunds will be issued.

All Chamber Event and Training Terms & Conditions and cancellation policies must be adhered to.


Qualifying Criteria

  1. Operate in one of the following Post Code areas - CM1, CM2 0, CM2 5, CM2 6, CM2 7, CM2 8, CM2 9, CM3 1, CM3 3, CM3 4, CM3 5, CM3 7, CM3 8, CM3 9, CM4 0, CM4 9, CM5 0SX, CM6 3, CM7 8QL, CM77 7QL, CM9 7UN, CM98 1A, CM99 1A, CM99 1B, CM99 1BQ, CM99 1BS, CM99 2A, CM99 2B, CM99 2D CM99 2E, CM99 2F, CM99 2H, CM99 2U, CM99 2W, CM99 2X, SS11 7

  2. Not be in a state of liquidation, receivership, insolvency or bankruptcy

  3. If the business has no previous international trading experience, the business must be commited to starting the export journey

  4. If you participated in the Chelmsford Funded International Business Support scheme last year you are not eligible for this funding  

Event Terms & Conditions

All Essex Chambers of Commerce’s standard Terms & Conditions Events and Training must be adhered to.

View the Events T&C's HERE 

Data management

All data collected by the Essex Chambers of Commerce will be shared with Chelmsford City Council. For details on how your data is used and stored please review the Privacy Policy for each organisation.

Essex Chambers of Commerce Privacy Policy

Chelmsford City Council Privacy Policy 

In order for Essex Chambers of Commerce to deliver the Support Plan provided by the funding, some of your data may be shared with trusted third-party organisations and businesses. If you do not wish for your data to be shared please let us know in writing to 

Both Chelmsford City Council and Essex Chambers of Commerce reserve the right to reject funding applications.