Belfast business support

Business growth support in Belfast


There are several organisations in Belfast which offer support to help you grow your business.

Growth and support schemes for established businesses

Belfast Council runs support programmes for business growth and development. Current programmes include:

  • Rural Business Development Grant Scheme
    Grant aid of between £500 - £4,999 for projects costing up to £20,000 for micro-enterprises based in a rural area - find out more.  
  • Digital Technology Programme
    Free specialist support to help local entrepreneurs to implement digital technology in their business - find out more
  • Belfast City Council Tendering Support Programme
    Tendering and procurement support for Belfast businesses and social enterprises - find out more.
  • Venture for Success Programme
    Support package of mentoring, tailored workshops and networking for new businesses in high growth sectors - find out more

Local enterprise agencies

Enterprise Northern Ireland agencies provide business improvement programmes, financing, events, workspace and meeting space. There are five local enterprise agencies in Belfast:

Tender for council contracts

You can seek tender opportunities as a way to grow your business in Belfast. The council offers public tenders throughout the year in a wide range of business areas.

Find out more on tendering for Belfast Council contracts.

Invest Northern Ireland support for business

Invest NI can help your business compete successfully and function more efficiently by providing support across a variety of areas.

Find out more about Invest NI support for business.