Business support finder

Business schemes available - 212
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Entry to Management

Graduate development programme that matches graduates with local employers. The graduate gains experience in a management role while delivering on a specific business improvement project, injecting new ideas and results into the business.

Department for the Economy (DfE)
Techstart II - Seed Fund (ERDF)

£30 million venture capital fund for SMEs. The fund provides initial seed capital investments of between £50,000 and £750,000 and up to £2 million in any one company over a series of investment rounds.

Techstart Ventures
NI Small Business Loan Fund

£8 million loan fund for individuals, private companies and social enterprises in the SME and micro enterprise size range and in the start-up or growth phases of development.  Loans are typically unsecured and range between £10,000 and £100,000.

Ulster Community Investment PLC
Halo Business Angel Network (HBAN)

HBAN is a joint initiative of Invest Northern Ireland, InterTradeIreland and Enterprise Ireland, dedicated to the all-island promotion of business angel investment. The HBAN programme encourages business angels to operate within syndicates and provides a matching service between companies seeking investors and business angels.

Clarendon Fund Managers
Elevate Programme

Providing small businesses with support to identify cross-border customers and markets, includes funding for specialist consultancy advice.

Skills Advancement Grant

Up to £10,000 for staff training for account managed Invest NI customers involved in manufacturing or internationally tradable services.

Invest Northern Ireland
Rural Business Investment Scheme - Derry City & Strabane District Council

Capital grants for non-agricultural micro, small and social enterprises in rural areas of Derry City & Strabane District Council.

Derry City and Strabane District Council
Industry Training Programmes

A range of learning programmes designed to meet the needs of those who work in the land-based and food industries.

College of Agriculture, Food & Rural Enterprise
Farm Family Key Skills

Support to increase the levels of knowledge and skills in agricultural and commercial horticulture businesses to help Northern Ireland farmers with their business decision making in the key areas of business planning, animal health, health and safety and ICT.

Department of Agriculture, Environment & Rural Affairs (DAERA)
CITB Northern Ireland Grant Scheme

Offering training and qualifications for new recruits, developing existing staff or for business improvements.

CITB Construction Skills