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Business schemes available - 219

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Film and TV Production Restart Scheme | UK-wide

The scheme helps film and TV shows struggling to get insurance for COVID-related risks to get back into production.

HM Treasury, Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport

New Apprenticeship Incentive Scheme | NI only

Financial incentive available to all employers to support the recruitment of new apprentices

Department for the Economy (DfE)

Localised Restrictions Support Scheme | NI only

Financial support to businesses which have been required to close or have had business activities at their premises directly curtailed by health protection restrictions that have been put in place by the NI Executive

Department of Finance (DOF)

Job Support Scheme | UK-wide

Provides wage support for viable jobs in businesses who are facing lower demand over the winter months due to COVID-19 and businesses whose premises have been legally required to close as a direct result of coronavirus restrictions.

HM Treasury

Job Retention Bonus | UK-wide

A one-off payment to employers of £1,000 for every employee who they previously furloughed through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme and kept continuously employed until 31 January 2021.


Gearing for Growth Programme

Support programme to help Mid Ulster micro and small businesses to grow through one-to-one mentoring.

Mid Ulster District Council

COVID-19 Business and Financial Planning Support Programme | NI only

This programme aims to help tourism businesses assess the impacts of COVID-19 and develop a strategic recovery plan.

Tourism Northern Ireland

Business Innovation & Growth Programme

This programme aims to drive innovation and productivity of local businesses by providing one-to-one mentoring and themed workshops and seminars.

Derry City and Strabane District Council

COVID-19 Business and Financial Planning Grant | NI only

Access up to £8,000 to support 80% of eligible costs to engage a consultant to assess the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and develop a strategic recovery plan with financial forecasts

Invest Northern Ireland

Apprenticeship Challenge Fund | NI only

The Apprenticeship Challenge Fund aims to support increased participation in the Northern Ireland apprenticeship system with successful applicants receiving up to £50,000

Department for the Economy (DfE)