Advisory service for SMEs who are looking for new or alternative sources of funding to finance business growth.
Applicants to the programme will be required to have a minimum annual turnover of £100,000 (or €uro equivalent), have a trading history of a minimum of 18 months and should have attended a funding advisory service workshop.
20 companies each year will be given the opportunity to participate in the programme - 14 from the Republic of Ireland six from Northern Ireland.
The objective of the programme is to improve the capacity of participants to raise finance to enable their business to grow. Each of the 20 companies will be appointed a dedicated corporate finance expert. Each company will work with the advisor over a series of meetings. In between meetings each participant company will be required to pursue any agreed follow up actions aimed at improving the fundability of the business.