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COVID-19 Process and Organisational Improvement Grant | NI only

A new Invest Northern Ireland scheme to support businesses to investigate and implement new digital technologies that will improve the business’ operation

Invest Northern Ireland

Apprenticeship Return, Retain and Result Scheme | NI only

The Apprenticeship Return, Retain & Result Scheme (RRR) provides incentive payments to employers to support the return, retention and result for apprentices

Department for the Economy (DfE)

Agri-food Demonstrator Pilot Grant Scheme

Companies with an idea for an agri-food project can avail of financial support of up to 50 per cent of eligible costs to a maximum of £1,500.

Mid and East Antrim Borough Council


Employer incentive scheme to help young people aged 16–24 at risk of long term unemployment to get into the job market

Department for Communities (DfC)

Recovery Loan Scheme | UK-wide

A loan scheme to support access to finance for UK business as they grow and recover from the disruption of the COVID-19 pandemic.

HM Treasury

COVID-19 Supply Chain Resilience Development Framework | NI only

Advisory support and financial assistance up to a maximum of £25k available towards 50% of the first 12 month’s salary costs for a new, dedicated supply chain role within your business.

Invest Northern Ireland

Micro Food Business Investment Scheme

Grants of up to £50,000 will be available for micro food and drink manufacturers to expand

Department of Agriculture, Environment & Rural Affairs (DAERA)

SME Brexit Support Fund

The SME Brexit Support Fund could give you up to £2,000 to help with training or professional advice if your business has up to 500 employees and no more than £100 million annual turnover.

HM Revenue & Customs

EU Exit Mentoring Support

Free mentoring support for Belfast-based SMEs to deal with the challenges or make the most of EU Exit opportunities

Belfast City Council

Selling to the Public Sector Programme

Workshops and bespoke one-to-one mentoring to help businesses explore and target new opportunities with public sector buyers.

Derry City and Strabane District Council