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.

Eligibility criteria:

Supply Chain Resilience and Development Framework support is open to any manufacturing or tradable service business which meets the following criteria:

  • Is based, and operating, in Northern Ireland.
  • Manufactures products or provides internationally traded services.
  • Has a total supply chain spend of at least £100,000 in the 2019/2020 financial year.
  • Be able to demonstrate how your supply chain has been adversely impacted due to the Covid-19 pandemic or EU Exit.
  • Either be able to demonstrate your business has or will reach a turnover of £250,000 per annum in the next five years, and achieve at least 25% of those sales outside of Northern Ireland; or be an existing Invest NI customer.
  • Be able to complete a State Aid declaration in the event that financial support for a new key supply chain worker is determined.

Who cannot apply? 

The following businesses are not eligible to apply:

  • Businesses already in receipt or intending to gain other government support for the project.
  • Businesses that do not provide commercial products and/or services.
  • Businesses with less than £100,000 total supply chain spend in the 2019/2020 financial year.
  • Businesses that cannot demonstrate they are a viable business.
  • Businesses involved in activities that Invest NI considers as ineligible or as involving an unacceptable reputational risk, such as gambling, adult entertainment, tobacco products and cannabis-based products which are not authorised as medicines.
Additional information:

How to apply
Applications opened on 10 March 2021. You can use an online eligibility checker to find out if you can apply for the grant.

The programme will close to applications at 5pm on Friday 28 May 2021, or earlier if the available advisory resource, or budget, is fully allocated.

    Support organisation:
    • Invest Northern Ireland
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