Start-up Grant


£500 seed funding for businesses in the greater Ballymena area.

Eligibility criteria: 

To be eligible for the grant, applicants must:

  • be over 18 years old
  • be working a minimum of 16 hours per week your my business
  • have completed the Go For It Programme
  • have a viable business plan and financial projections
  • have been trading for less than six months
  • have registered as self-employed / established a limited company / other business legal structure
  • be a resident of the greater Ballymena area and/or will be starting my business within the greater Ballymena area 
  • have no criminal record, current bankruptcy or current debt charges
Additional information: 

Those who are eligible will be invited to make a short presentation to a panel of business experts. This presentation should include information about you as the entrepreneur, your business and if successful how you will spend your £500 seed fund including the benefits this will bring.

You will be supported by the Enterprise Manager to prepare your presentation.

Those who are successful will be issued with a written agreement stipulating that the £500 Start Up Seed Fund will be paid and used for business items acquired within the greater Ballymena area.

Support organisation: 
Ballymena Business Centre
Deborah Fitzsimmons
028 2568 9430