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Business schemes available - 212
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Training for Success

Opportunity for local businesses to provide work experience for a young person and help them to progress and maximise their potential. 

Department for the Economy (DfE)
Assured Skills Programme

Financial support to deliver a skilled workforce through the delivery of bespoke training programmes.

Department for the Economy (DfE)
Employability East Belfast

Employment and training programme to assist long term unemployed in East Belfast develop pathways into employment. Businesses are invited to provide a work placement which will be funded by The Executive Office.

The Executive Office
Solex exhibition support

Financial assistance toward eligible expenditure for NI businesses to take exhibition space at events outside NI.

Invest Northern Ireland
Horizon 2020

EU Research and Innovation programme to help businesses drive economic growth and create jobs to secure Europe's global competitiveness. There is nearly €80 billion of funding available over seven years (2014 to 2020).

Invest Northern Ireland
The Centre for Advanced Sustainable Energy

£5 million research grant to fund collaborative R&D projects for businesses in partnership with academics at Queen’s University Belfast, University of Ulster and the Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute.

Invest Northern Ireland
Rural Micro Business Growth Scheme

Grant between £5,000 and £40,000 for existing rural micro-businesses to invest in innovation and new technologies and for start-ups developing new products or services. The grants can only fund up to 50% of eligible costs.

Department of Agriculture, Environment & Rural Affairs (DAERA)
Coronavirus Large Business Interruption Loan Scheme | UK-wide

Provides a government guarantee of 80% to enable banks to make loans of up to £200 million to firms with an annual turnover of over £45 million

British Business Bank
COVID-19 Charities Fund | NI only

The fund will provide financial support to charities who have lost income due to the impact of COVID-19 and are unable to cover unavoidable costs until 30 September 2020.

Department for Communities (DfC)
Individuals Emergency Resilience Programme | NI only

The Arts Council of Northern Ireland and Future Screens NI offer awards of either £1,200, £3,000 or £5,000 for individuals working in the Creative Economy sectors.

Arts Council of Northern Ireland

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