Business support finder

Business schemes available - 132
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Grant for R&D

R&D funding up to £50,000+ for a new product idea or process that could help grow your business.

Invest Northern Ireland
Acumen Programme

Business assistance to increase cross-border export sales north or south of Ireland, including help to improve knowledge of the market and identify new business opportunities.

InterTradeIreland
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.

Local councils in Northern Ireland
Higher Level Apprenticeships

Work-based programme designed around the needs of employers. It will offer recognised training and qualifications to new and existing employees in a new job role wishing to gain qualifications from Level 4 to Level 8.

ApprenticeshipsNI

Work-based programme designed around the needs of employers. It will offer recognised training and qualifications to new and existing employees aged 16 and over, across a wide range of apprenticeships at Level 2 and Level 3.

Proof of Concept Programme

Proof of Concept programme offers funding to local universities and research organisations to help researchers take their ideas out of the lab and into the market.

Invest Northern Ireland
Sales Development Programme

Support to equip businesses with the skills and confidence to find new sales - assistance includes workshops, mentoring and support with a sales growth plan.

Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council
Explore Enterprise Programme

Support for people aged 18-30, who are unemployed and would like to start a business. The programme offers a package of funding, mentoring and practical support, including business plan writing workshops and financial planning.

Prince's Trust
Enterprise Northern Ireland Start Up Loans

Loans from £500 to £25,000 and business mentoring for business start-ups in Northern Ireland.

Enterprise Northern Ireland
Innovation Voucher

£5,000 funding for SMEs to work with an expert from a university, college or other public sector research body bringing new knowledge to help businesses innovate, develop and grow.

Invest Northern Ireland

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