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Creative Individuals Recovery Programme | NI only

Awards of up to £2,000 for individuals and freelancers working in the creative sector to help them reactivate or maintain their trade, profession or vocation, as the sector emerges from coronavirus pandemic restrictions

Department for Communities (DfC), Arts Council of Northern Ireland

Spark Programme

Specialist mentoring support tailored to individual business needs for businesses in the borough who are in their early stage of development.

Mid and East Antrim Borough Council

4i Innovation

Innovation help for micro and small Ballymena businesses to become more agile within turbulent market conditions.

Ballymena Business Centre

Sales Accelerator Programme

Practical assistance to small business owner-managers to explore, target and convert new sales opportunities.

Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council, Newry, Mourne and Down District Council

Belfast Enterprise Academy

Support to help degree level students develop and launch their own business.

Belfast City Council

Business Start-up Grant

Cash grants of up to £500 to assist with the development of new businesses in Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon.

Armagh City, Banbridge & Craigavon Borough Council

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