Business support finder

Business schemes available - 219

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Covid Restrictions Business Support Scheme | NI only

Financial support for businesses required to close/cease trading and businesses that are part of their direct supply chain.

Department for the Economy (DfE)

Stability and Renewal Programme for Organisations | NI only

Grants of up to £500,000 for organisations working in the arts and cultural sector to help them respond to the impact of coronavirus

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

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)

Localised Restrictions Support Scheme | NI only

Financial support to businesses which have been required to close or have had business activities at their premises directly curtailed by health protection restrictions that have been put in place by the NI Executive

Department of Finance (DoF)

Job Support Scheme (JSS) | UK-wide

Wage support for jobs in businesses that are facing lower demand due to COVID-19 (JSS Open), and businesses that are legally required to close their premises as a direct result of coronavirus restrictions (JSS Closed).

HM Treasury

Job Retention Bonus | UK-wide

A one-off payment to employers of £1,000 for every employee who they previously furloughed through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme and kept continuously employed until 31 January 2021.


Gearing for Growth Programme

Support programme to help Mid Ulster micro and small businesses to grow through one-to-one mentoring.

Mid Ulster District Council

COVID-19 Business and Financial Planning Support Programme | NI only

This programme aims to help tourism businesses assess the impacts of COVID-19 and develop a strategic recovery plan.

Tourism Northern Ireland

Business Innovation & Growth Programme

This programme aims to drive innovation and productivity of local businesses by providing one-to-one mentoring and themed workshops and seminars.

Derry City and Strabane District Council