Business support finder

Business schemes available - 174
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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)
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
Start-up Grant

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

Ballymena Business Centre
International Trade and Development Missions

Financial support for trade and development missions for businesses who want to be equipped with the relevant in-depth knowledge, know-how and confidence to successfully operate in new markets.

Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council
Belfast City Council Tendering Support Programme

Tendering and procurement support for Belfast businesses and social enterprises.

Belfast City Council
Tendering support programme: Bid 2 Win

Mentoring and workshop support programme to help businesses in Antrim, Newtownabbey, Lisburn and Castlereagh tender for contracts.

Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council, Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council, Mid and East Antrim Borough Council
Ards and North Down Social Entrepreneurship Programme (ANDSEP)

Tailored mentoring and business planning to support potential social entrepreneurs to start a business, and encourage existing social enterprises to grow, create additional employment and maximise their positive impact on society.

Ards and North Down Borough Council