Go For It


Local council support to help potential entrepreneurs explore a business idea. Support includes one-to-one advice from a business advisor and tailored guidance to develop a business plan.

Eligibility criteria:

The Go For It programme is open to all individuals 16 years or older.

If you are aged between 16 and 18, you are eligible to participate but will require parental/guardian approval. If you are aged 16-18 and still in full-time education you will be ineligible to participate but we can signpost you to other organisations who can provide support (such as Young Enterprise and the Prince’s Trust).

If you are over 18 years old but in full-time education you can participate in the Go For It Programme.

The Programme is open to new businesses trading for 6 months or less.

Go For It is not open to those living or trading outside of Northern Ireland.

Additional information:

The benefits of the programme include:

  • a one-to-one assessment meeting with a business advisor
  • tailored guidance to develop your business plan
  • a finance and business planning workshop
  • advice on how to access grants and funding
  • a one-to-one finance and business planning meeting
  • best practice guides, tools, videos and more to help you get started
Support organisation:
  • Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council
  • Ards and North Down Borough Council
  • Armagh City, Banbridge & Craigavon Borough Council
  • Belfast City Council
  • Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council
  • Derry City and Strabane District Council
  • Fermanagh and Omagh District Council
  • Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council
  • Mid and East Antrim Borough Council
  • Mid Ulster District Council
  • Newry, Mourne and Down District Council
0800 027 0639
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