Coronavirus business support

Coronavirus (COVID-19): This page helps businesses find out how to access the support that has been made available, who is eligible, when the schemes open and how to apply.

Business schemes available - 23

Support Scheme Support organisation

Limited Company Director's Support Scheme | NI only

The Limited Company Director’s Support Scheme will provide an initial one-off taxable grant of £1,000 to company directors who have been adversely impacted by COVID-19.

Department for the Economy (DfE)

Childcare Temporary Closure Support Fund | NI Only

Financial assistance for COVID-19 related closures in the childcare sector between September and December 2020

Department of Education

Sports Sustainability Fund | NI only

The Sports Sustainability Fund aims to help address the economic consequences of the COVID 19 health pandemic effecting the sports sector

Sport NI

Wet Pubs Business Support Scheme | NI only

The Wet Pubs Business Support Scheme provides support to wet pubs, whose premises were required to close or cease trading during the period from 4 July to 23 September 2020

Department for the Economy (DfE)

Childcare Sustainability Fund | NI only

£8.5 million funding package for the childcare sector operational during the period 1 September 2020 to 31 December 2020

Department of Education

Newly Self-Employed Support Scheme | NI only

The Newly Self-Employed Support Scheme will offer an initial one-off taxable grant of £3,500 to newly self-employed individuals (sole traders and those in partnerships) that meet certain criteria

Department for the Economy (DfE)

Covid Restrictions Business Support Scheme (Part B) | NI only

Financial support for supply chain businesses impacted by customers who are restricted or forced to close/cease trading under the Health Protection Regulations.

Department for the Economy (DfE)

Covid Restrictions Business Support Scheme (Part A) | NI only

Financial support for businesses named in the Health Protection Regulations (not eligible for Localised Restrictions Support Scheme) who are restricted or required to close/cease trading.

Department for the Economy (DfE)

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)